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Providing secure file access on a colo-server

Hi -

I need to provide a way for users to upload/download files from their
shell accounts on a colo server I admin. The majority of the users
wont want to use scp/sftp and are clueless as far as ssh tunneling
goes. This pretty much leaves ftp as far as I can see (although I
suppose webdav might be possible, but I havnt tried setting a dav
server up on an internet box and I'm not sure of the security

I'm looking at either proftpd or vsftpd but what I want is to set it
up so that users can login with a password that is different to their
shell password so that their shell passwords are not broadcast in
plaintext every time they update their websites etc.

Is this the best way to go about something like this or are there
better ways of setting up secure file access? A few of the users want
to publish files directly from something like Frontpage which doesnt
support sftp (dav server might be possible?)



Marcus Williams -- http://www.quintic.co.uk
Quintic Ltd, 39 Newnham Road, Cambridge, UK
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