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FTP Server + Security 12 years 4 months ago #4446

  • ZiPPy
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I wanted to get some opinions on setting up an FTP server but still staying secure. I wanted to give access to my server to a few friends to download some mp3's and apps, but at the same time I don't want to open myself wide to the world. Any opinions or ideas would be great guys. Thanks

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Re: FTP Server + Security 12 years 4 months ago #4450

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An easy solution would be to only allow specific IP addresses however this can be hard if your friends are using dynamic IP addresses.

Another way to make FTP a little more secure is to force the FTP server to run through a high port number so people who run port scans don’t tend to run into the high number of ports since these are mostly client ports not server.

Other than that FTP is pretty secure, I haven’t had any break-ins yet but make sure you use a program that logs what is going on so if you suspect someone is doing something naughty you can block their IP.

Also remember to give the right permissions. You don’t want someone accidentally deleting your stuff.

Happy FTPing
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