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Re: FTP-client for Windows, safety concerns

herbert langhans <> writes:

> 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 ...

If you're concenrned of security, why are you using FTP?
What is the problem setting up HTTP server? Even Microsoft clients
handle TLS securely these days (at least as securely as they can).


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