Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

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ghettopi
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Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

Post by ghettopi »

Hi,

Please considering replacing both the current ftp clients we have in dietpi-software with this one: https://www.pureftpd.org/project/pure-ftpd/

It is a clearly better alternative than both the unsecure ftp clients that are offered with dietpi. It's also available in dozens of different languages and it has a tiny memory and cpu footprint.

Even openssh-sftp would be a better idea than what we currently have. It's disappointing that dietpi doesn't come with a secure ftp option OOTB.
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSSH/C ... _with_SFTP
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Joulinar
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Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

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Hi,

if you switch SSH client from Dropbear to OpenSSH (within DietPi Software Catalog), you will have an OOTB SFTP Server running.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
cocoflan
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Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

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Yes looks good that program!

Perhaps openssh would be a better standard for dietpi, dropbear doesn't support 2FA also.

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MichaIng
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Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

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I'm thinking of removing all FTP clients together. FTP is simply not secure/unencrypted, hence only thinkable in secured home networks. And there NFS/Samba are definitely the better solution. For all file transfer throughout www, VPNs and/or SFTP/SCP is the only reasonable solution IMO.

There is even a possibility to add SFTP mounts via sshfs: https://packages.debian.org/buster/sshfs
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