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    Default Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    hi all


    wana ask on how to set up a secure ftp server...merely for filesharing for my offsite office using internet

    wana use suse 10.3 KDE......

    thanks all

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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    If your box has ssh it is already setted!

    to retrive the files you can use sftp (man sftp) or the built in vfs on mc (midnight commander) using this comand to connect:

    cd /#sh:user@hostname/dir/of/files/on/server

    (mc is THE file manager)

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    You could install vsftp along with the YaST module for it. Simple and can be managed with YaST, although I'm not sure the YaST module is integrated as with openSUSE 11?
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    Quote Originally Posted by kcampilan View Post
    wana ask on how to set up a secure ftp server...merely for filesharing for my offsite office using internet

    wana use suse 10.3 KDE......
    You probably do NOT need an ftp server for that, if you are the only user.

    Form your laptop "on the road", you can access your "home-base/office" PC using sftp and ssh. Open port#22 on your PCs/router. Then with konqueror type:
    sftp://your-username@ip-address-of-your-home-base/office-pc
    The above assumes you are accessing via port#22.

    If you have a dynamic ip address in your "home-base/office", your can also look at mapping your "home-base/office" ip-address to a more fixed URL with dyndns. Many hackers try to hack in via port#22, so for increased security, you can also look at closing port#22 on your home-base/office router, and mapping a high port number (say 38001) to port#22 on your home PC. Then when you connect via konqueror, you have to specify the port # in addition to the ip-address.

    If instead you still decide you want to set up on ftp server, then take a look here:
    FTP Server HOWTO - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    thanks for the suggestions and reply

    my only use for the suse ftp server is to host office files to remote users.i want the FTP site to be accesible from any place that has internet and also share the network in the office (LAN)....

    the office thins is set uped but the remote thingy .....to be done..hehehe


    note : all users are windows....

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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    Yes, In this case best is to set up a normal ftp server. (if you use secure ftp, all users will have ssh access to the machine, has some ways to disable but i don't think is a good idea)

    Best way is to follow the ftp how-to.


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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:26:04 GMT
    kcampilan <kcampilan@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > thanks for the suggestions and reply
    >
    > my only use for the suse ftp server is to host office files to remote
    > users.i want the FTP site to be accesible from any place that has
    > internet and also share the network in the office (LAN)....
    >
    > the office thins is set uped but the remote thingy .....to be
    > done..hehehe
    >
    >
    > note : all users are windows....
    >
    >

    Hi
    You can also deploy this client to your users for sftp;
    http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewaldman View Post
    Yes, In this case best is to set up a normal ftp server. (if you use secure ftp, all users will have ssh access to the machine, has some ways to disable but i don't think is a good idea)

    Best way is to follow the ftp how-to.


    Cheers

    Leon


    thanks..a little guide on this pls ..am new to thingy FTP thing..thanks all

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    If you install (using Software Management) the vsftp *or* pure-ftp and yast-ftp packages you can configure most basic settings using YaST.
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Setting up an FTP server ..a simple one

    kcampilan wrote:
    >> Best way is to follow the ftp how-to.

    > thanks..a little guide on this pls ..am new to thingy FTP thing..thanks
    > all


    see the how-to at http://en.opensuse.org/FTP_Server_HOWTO

    sorry, i can't help past that as i've never done it myself..
    and, from my point of view it certainly is not all the direction i'd
    need to do all you wanna do [including 1) making sure the data is secure
    and only available to those _you_ want to have it, and 2) tell the
    Windows(tm) folks how to place/fetch the data]

    good luck, and KEEP ASKING until you get all the information you need!!

    ps: to all the posters who told him how to ftp from his laptop to the
    company's server (instead of how to set up the company's server) follow
    this check list:

    - read the question
    - understand the question
    - decide if you can help
    - if so, post the answer/help to the question _asked_
    - if not, do nothing

    have fun and keep smiling,

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