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Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:50 pm
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

Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:26 pm
by Joulinar
Hi,

if you switch SSH client from Dropbear to OpenSSH (within DietPi Software Catalog), you will have an OOTB SFTP Server running.

Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:37 am
by cocoflan
Yes looks good that program!

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

Greetings

Re: Replace all ftp clients with pure-ftpd

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:14 pm
by MichaIng
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