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Discussion in 'Software' started by Mof, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    We want to set up FTP so clients can upload pictures to our server, Is there a book thats shows how you set it up. want to set ftp on my home computer first so i can get use to it. window has a version
    but i think im being a bit thick need it explained in simple terms..
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Depends on what OS you have. As far as I know you don't get a FTP server with XP home.

    This site seems to have some info on how to set this sort of thing up.

    I'd have to say though that as FTP has no security you should really be using SFTP or SCP.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    Hello Harry
    Im open to any sugestions on which way to go, I thought FTP was secure with password protection
    SFTP seems to have superseeded SCP but they were both new to me, and thanks for that link it was exactly what i was looking for dont know any with video help by any chance.

    Martin
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    FTP sends both the logon and the password in clear, and all the data is also not encrypted.

    SFTP and SCP are built on SSH, so everything is encrypted.

    SFTP hasn't replaced SCP - they are different things. SFTP is deliberately built like FTP, whereas SCP is built on cp.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    so would you say sftp is goint to replace ftp.and is it faster or slower being secure.
    martin
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Speed is not relevant these days - most modern boxes are fast enough that the encryption overhead doesn't show.

    And nobody should be using protocols that send info in clear! :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  7. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    :oops:
    if only i knew what clear meant:oops:
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    clear = unencrypted.
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    As for software based FTP clients CuteFTP is a good one. We use it at work and its free :)
     
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  10. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers ill have a look at it:beers2
     
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  11. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers:dunce
     
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  12. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Sorry - I should have explained things a bit more!

    Harry.
     
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