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Thread: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

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    doxenberg NNTP User

    Default VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

    Hi,
    Just installed VSFTP via YaST for a proof of concept. I need the Server it is running on to be capable of Secure FTP. First, I would like to know if enabling Secure FTP is as easy as just setting the port number to listen on. If not, what needs to be done?
    Secondly, I would like to test and verify Secure FTP works - how would I go about that using one of the Workstations on my Network?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

    You need to enable SSL in the config, and also to make a certificate. If you are port forwarding through a firewall, you also need to specify the incoming port range.

    Filezilla can do ftps.

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    doxenberg NNTP User

    Default Re: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

    Hi Ken,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
    For the moment Port Forwarding is not a concern, however I may need to revisit this issue.
    With regard to my immediate needs, would you please be so kind as to inform how I would go about generating a certificate and then installing that certificate?
    As for FileZilla, and I imagine you are referring to the FTP Server, from what I read the FileZilla Server does not support Secure FTP, unless I am misunderstanding your remarks where you are actually referring to the client in trying to advise how I would test the Server
    If that is the case then I thank you, and I do indeed use the FileZilla FTP client for my graphical FTP needs.
    Thank you again for your time and attention.
    Dov

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    Default Re: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

    If you search for "vsftpd ssl" you will find lots of documents, for example this one:

    http://www.brennan.id.au/14-FTP_Server.html

    You just have to find a tute for a Linux flavour that resembles SUSE. I don't bookmark these links, they are easy to search for.

    Actually Filezilla is better known as a ftp/ftps/sftp client. Lots of people are unaware that there is also a Filezilla server for Windows.
    Last edited by ken_yap; 26-Dec-2008 at 17:28. Reason: better link

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    doxenberg NNTP User

    Default Re: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

    Hi Ken,
    Thank you so much, you have been very helpful.

    Dov

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