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Re: FTP-client for Windows, safety concerns

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM, herbert langhans
<> wrote:
> Hi List,
> it might sound OT - let me explain.
> I often share files via FTP with my students, friends, family members
> and people who I know personally. Then I create an user account, link or
> copy the files in their /home directory so they can download them.
> Nothing unusual ...
> Sometimes people ask me, where to get 'such a program' (the FTP-client)
> from - I tell them to pick some freeware/shareware client from anywhere
> and install it on their Windows or Apple computer.
> The thing I am concerned of is, that these freeware clients could be
> easily prepared to steal the password of MY server. And between user
> account and root access its not that a big step.
> Long story, simple question: what relieable(!) FTP-client for Windows
> and Apples should I recommend to my FTP-users? Some full functional
> (think about gftp) gui-programm would be the best. Maybe even something
> easy to install, so I can send them the exe file via e-mail ...
> All ideas welcome. Thank you!
> herb langhans
> (sorry for double posting - was meant for netbsd-users, not
> pkgsrc-users)

filezilla.  Every time.

Also supposed sftp.

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