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    Question ftp safe?


    Using ftp to upload files, is it safe? Why some people promoted the use of ssl with ftp(server-U) or sftp?
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    When you are using ftp, all your information is passed through without encryption, so anyone with a packet sniffer can read the information being sent between your computer and the server.
    Last edited by Scorpions4ever; April 18th, 2002 at 01:43 PM.
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    Following on from this, remove telnet-server and ftp-server from your system and install ssh and scp (which comes as part of the ssh package). Then get a ssh client (SSH Secure Shell from www.ssh.com is the one I use) and you can upload your files and command your server via an encrypted channel.
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