what FTP server software do u use?

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  1. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    as the subject says, what FTP server software do u use? what's a good one?

    is anyone using Bulletproof FTP server ? i can't seem to get the Max Connection Per IP to work. I set it to 3 but I can only connect once per IP.
     
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  2. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    NO ONE uses an FTP server??
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    hey u use BPFTP? can u get the max connection per IP feature to work? cause i cant
     
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    For Windows I assume? I remember I used to use one, I think it was called GuidFTPD. Pretty basic, but it worked for transferring files over my network
     
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    Last Windows FTP server I used was Serv-U. I really liked it.
     
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    IIS > all other windows-based FTP servers.
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    im using that rite now. id use Bulletproof if that max connection per IP feature would work. BP has more features
     
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    HAHA. I really hope you're joking.

    I use Gene6, by far the best I've ever used. And I've used them all.

    http://www.g6ftpserver.com
     
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    What are your feelings on using Microsoft stuff on the Internet? (IIS, Exchange, TS, etc) Everyone always talks about how insecure Microsoft products are. But is it really that bad as long as you aren't a lazy ass and stay on top of the updates and have half a brain when you set it up?
     
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    If you don't disable automatic updates you're in a decent starting position. I maintain 74 windows servers (all public and on the net) and I've never run into a problem. I've been doing this since 1998 and NT4, so if there's something so terribly wrong with windows, then I think I would have seen it by now.

    In the past year, I can think of two HUGE kernel vulnerabilities that had some people in a panic. If you compare Windows Server 2003 with IIS to a leading distribution of Linux and Apache, you will probably find more problems with the Linux distro than the Windows install.

    Both can be made as secure as the other. I do not care how they come out-of-box. To be honest, both Windows and the majority of Linux distros are far too insecure out-of-box... But with a little work (less than 1-2 hours) they're both rock solid.

    Mix in Windows being able to handle ASP.Net and Linux cannot, and Windows can do ASP much better than Linux, then you've got another reason to run Windows. Different strokes for different folks. Both operating systems have their place... But fools that discount Windows and say Linux is the only answer are only kidding themselves.
     
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    I use whatever comes on when you click "Enable FTP Server" in OS X Panther..
     
  13. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Where do you learn to secure a Windows box for the net? Is it sufficiently covered by one of the MCSE books from Microsoft or do you have to learn from someone who's been doing it for years?
     
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    Just look around on the net. "HOWTO secure win2k"

    Basically, you need to shut down all unneeded services, and filter all traffic thats going where it shouldn't. Then install Adaware type shits, and virus scanning shits. Then remove all icons that direct you to Internet Explorer, get firefox, and use it instead. And do not daily compute on an Administrator access account.
     
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    Actually, I was more interested in a Windows machine that needs to be a server on the net. Like IIS, Terminal Services, Exchange etc. Those machines aren't used as workstations (or shouldn't be) so Ad Aware, removing icons, and IE vs. Firefox don't really apply. I already do all that for people on a daily basis. Its the servers where I need to expand my knowledge.
     
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    I wouldn't run Windows or Linux on a box that only acts as a server. For that level of security, OpenBSD blows all competition out of the water.
     
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    OpenBSD could be totally insecure, if configured that way. The reality is that you can configure any of these OS's to be secure servers. Out of the box, OpenBSD would be more secure, but that doesn't mean that you can't run a perfectly secure Linux Box.
     
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    Just for small windows stuff i use ServUFTP since it's free

    Otherwise I just use *nix
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    OpenBSD is designed with security in mind, however, so there are far fewer possible holes that can be exploited than there are in Linux. Obviously, if you leave all the ports open and make your root password "password" then it's not going to be secure, but if you take the same steps on an OpenBSD box and a Linux box, the OpenBSD box will be less vulnerable to attack.
     
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    Filezilla Server
    Because it's free and open source and easy to use.
     
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    If you remove everything that you don't use on Linux, then you will remove most of the potential bugs. Whats more, Linux is analyzed for bugs MUCH more than OpenBSD. So there is the fact that bugs on OpenBSD are less likely to be publicized.

    Something like Bastille Linux can be secure enough for any application. Personally, from experience I would be more comfortable deploying a secure Linux/gnu box, because I am more familiar with that OS.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yeah, that's fair enough. Linux can indeed be very secure. Even the Linux kernel itself has a few vulnerabilities that OpenBSD does not, though. I'd agree that whatever you're most familiar with will end up being the most secure since that's what you're comfortable working in and that's what you know how to secure properly.
     
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    And I would agree that OpenBSD is generally regarded as having the potential to be most secure for any given task.
     
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    what services are unneeded?
     
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    uh, only you can tell yourself that :rolleyes:

    if no one needed them, then they wouldn't be there. :squint: :mamoru:
     

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