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Re: Programs for direct friend-to-friend file transfer?

Rob Owens <rowens@ptd.net> wrote:
> I agree with using ssh, but I'd configure it to force sftp upon login
> like this:

I figured I'd frighten the OP if I added too much complexity.

> It's simpler to just AllowUsers user1 user2 user3

Fair point in the circumstances.

>> 6.  Make sure that your password, and your friend's password on your
>>     machine, is sufficiently complex that others are unlikely to guess it.
> Always a good idea, but the risk is lessened by forcing sftp [...])

Not sure you lessen the risk if the password's weak.

> Instead of using rsync, use FileZilla or another FTP client [...]

I had assumed the OP was talking about a Linux environment. Otherwise
why would they have been posting to this list?


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