[CentOS] should vsftpd be disabled in favour of sftp for security reasons?
Michel van Deventer
michel at van.deventer.cx
Fri Sep 17 05:55:24 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:
> 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?
As FTP is a clear-text protocol, I would surely advise against leaving it
I only run a vsftpd server on one of my machines for the customers
comfort, but that will change in the near future !
I can easily image scenarios where unencrypted traffic with
usernames/passwords is disallowed.
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