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Re: FTP-client for Windows, safety concerns

On 14 June 2012 23:15, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM, herbert langhans
> <> wrote:
>> 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 ...
> What is wrong with the web browser?

Plenty of reasons *not* to use a browser as an ftp client, i.e. no
control over active vs. passive mode, difficult or impossible upload

I've always installed filezilla on customers' workstations, setting up
their account to connect to our ftp server.

The 'safety' aspect is bogus; I monitor their accounts to make sure it
is not used outside its remit; the passwords are not important - the
ftp server (proftpd) has been configured to use 'Defaultroot ~' - i.e.
chrooted to users' home directory. sshd_config has
'PasswordAuthentication no' and the ftp server has 'PathDenyFilter
".htaccess|.ftpaccess|authorized_keys"' - which stops them from
uploading their own key to let them log on interactively.

> It's not very full featured but everybody has one.
> Andy



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