Setting up OpenSSH / SFTP on Ubuntu

OpenSSH includes an SFTP server which is enabled by default. This is a secure approach which use a single port and normal Linux user accounts and passwords for authentication. It also supports date/time stamp synchronization since you are actually copying files over an SSH connection unlike FTP. While a great solution, it may not be ideal for public access, a large user base,¬†or anonymous access. Suffice to say that there are a significant number of security considerations that need to be taken into account when implementing such a solution. For example, do you need a log of file transfers? Installing … Continue reading