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Setting up a Centos 4.3 FTP server using FTPS or SFTP

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I would like to setup a Centos 4.3 FTP server using either FTPS or SFTP (I realize they are not the same). I would like to be able to upload my clients data to the server so they have something offsite and for archive purposes. This will be this units only job. I also have a SBS 2003 server and a Server 2003 system all on the same domain.

Comments, directions and suggestions appreciated.

Regards,

Brian
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rpm -qf /usr/bin/sftp
openssh-clients-3.6.1p2-33.30.12

sftp is part of the openssh packages.  

rpm -qa |grep openssh
openssh-3.6.1p2-33.30.12
openssh-server-3.6.1p2-33.30.12
openssh-clients-3.6.1p2-33.30.12

if you're using yum, install those 3 packages with
yum install openssh openssh-server openssh-clients

then you should be able to sftp in using whatever sftp client you are using.

--alex

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by default everything is in place in CentOS to do exactly this.  All you should have to do (for SFTP) is simply connect with a client.  PSFTP (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html) and WinSCP (http://winscp.net/eng/index.php) are two excellent clients to test this out with.  Assumming SSHd is running, all you need to do is enter the user/password information for the ssh account you wish to connect as and it should place you in the home directory for that account upon login.
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