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Re: safe remote upload-only access

On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:02:14 -0500, rlharris wrote:

> What is a good, secure way to give a remote user on a Windows machine
> access to a Debian machine so that he may upload proprietary files every
> few days?
> The Debian machine is behind a router/firewall and has a dynamic ip
> address, but it does have a domain name registered with dyndns.com.
> The Debian machine is not running 24/7; but this is not a problem,
> because the transfer can be coordinated by a telephone call.
> The Windows user should not be allowed to browse the file system of the
> Debian machine.  Giving him an account would allow him to browse the
> entire home directory.
> I have considered rsync, scp, and setting up a ftp server.  My primary
> concern is safety of the Debian host.

How about something like Dropbox with a shared folder? (exclusive to the 
two of you; not public). Then the remote user has no access at all to 
your machine, can upload whenever he chooses, and the Debian machine will 
sync as and when Dropbox is started.

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