setting up ftp and sftp servers

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Sun Jun 20 10:18:31 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 3:08 AM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:47 AM, Goh Lip <g.lip at> wrote:
>>> On 06/20/2010 03:25 PM, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>> On 06/20/2010 10:43 AM, calcpage at wrote:
>>> Forgot to add this....
>>> and note it is *not* recommended to add a gui to servers, see
>>>  >
>> Webmin isn't supported in ubuntu right now. I wouldn't use it. It's
>> potentially not safe.
>> ~SpaceGhost
>>> Regards - Goh Lip
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> Johnny,
> I have read that also somehwere but I use it >10 years and have never
> ahd any problem with it. I would like to know what the not safe aspect
> is. Of course don't publish it on the internet and have a very
> restricted user list (in my case only myself and root). I agree that
> username and password as security is not the safest access control, but
> in 99.9% of the case, using a strong and long enough password, it is safe.
> Joep
I wasn't talking secure from a hacking protection, I mean from a
software development point of view. Last time I looked, it wasn't
quite up to speed with 10.04. Here is a quote from the IRC bot for
Ubuntu's IRC channels:
/msg -FreeNode ubottu webmin
[ubottu(~ubottu at ubuntu/bot/ubottu )] webmin is no longer supported in
Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu
packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected
issues with your system. See !ebox instead.
/msg -FreeNode ubottu ebox
[ubottu(~ubottu at ubuntu/bot/ubottu )] ebox is a web-based GUI interface
for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian
style configuration management. See

I hope this helps a bit.


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