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Thread: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP

  1. #1
    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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  2. #2
    ken yap NNTP User

    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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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: VSFTPD - Configure and test for Secure FTP


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

    'Configuring vsftpd for secure connections (TLS/SSL/SFTP - VPSLink
    Wiki' (http://tinyurl.com/8zj6hs))

    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.


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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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