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How to replace FTP by secureFTP on AIX

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hi,

I have never used aix before, but my boss asked me to replace FTP by secureFTP.

I don't know where to start, can you please help me?
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by:woolmilkporc
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What exactly do you mean with secureFTP?

AIX comes with openSSH. If you installed it (it's on the Installation DVD) then you have sftp (file transfer over SSH)  already in place.

AIX's FTP is configurable to run over TLS/SSL (FTPS). It's a bit complicated, but feasible.

Or are you talking about a third-party product? If so, which one do you have in mind? vsftpd?

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by:cismoney
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ok how do I know that my ftp is secure? *

how do i know that sftp is installed on the server instead of ftp (what is the command)
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1) Find out whether OpenSSH is installed:

lslpp -l "openss*"

If you see "openssh" and "openssl" it is installed.

2) Check in /etc/ssh/sshd_config for

Subsystem       sftp    /usr/bin/sftp-server

If this line is not commented out sftp is active.

3) If (1) and (2) are true your clients can use the "sftp" command instead of the "ftp" command (or configure their client applications to use sftp instead of ftp).

You could also disable the regular ftp daemon. See our other case (the .rhosts thing). It's the same procedure. Choose to disable "ftp".

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by:cismoney
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how do i disable the regular ftp daemon?
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by:woolmilkporc
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See the last sentence in my above post and the ".rhosts" case!

"smitty inetdconf", choose "Remove an inetd Subserver", select "ftp" and go!

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