[CentOS] should vsftpd be disabled in favour of sftp for security reasons?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Sep 17 05:51:19 EDT 2010


  (another in an ongoing list of things i just want to clarify for the
sake of future courses taught on centos.)

  from this RHEL doc page:

http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Deployment_Guide/s1-openssh-server-config.html

the reader is advised to, for the sake of security, remove/disable
vsftpd, ostensibly in favour of sftp/sftp-server.  really?

  i can obviously see disallowing stuff like telnet and rsh and
rlogin, that's a no-brainer.  but advising against vsftpd for the sake
of security?  i'm not sure i see the logic in that.  thoughts?

rday

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