Re: **Secure** Ftp server
From: Mike (honey_at_michaelmoyse.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 09:54:26 +0100
> Leythos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>ObiWan <anzen.NO@spam.gmx.net> wrote:
>>>>>>Hi, i'm searching for a secure (i.e. without exploits or security
>>>>>>holes) for use in my windows server.
>>>>>Install any BSD distribution. All of them comes pretty secure and has
>>>>>an included ftp server ( with alternatives easily installable if
>>>>>you have special demands)
>>>>I may agree here, but the OP asked for _windows_ software, so ...
>>>The user asked for contradicting items, "secure" and "windows". Assuming
>>>that the importent task is "ftp-server" ( and not "running windows") i suggested
>>>the best solution i know of ( running an ftp-server and dropping the "windows" part)
>>>In addition to getting a safer system he will also obtain saving on licenses and
>>>support costs. So my suggestion really is a win-win suggestion.
>>Your response does not provide a "safer" solution, cost savings, or
>>anything except the idea that Linux is more secure for everyone - which
>>is not the case.
> And your response onsly show that You Dont Read What I Wrote ! BSD != Linux
True but slightly hair splitting
>>It doesn't cost anything to provide open-source FTP solutions, doesn't
>>take a learning curve, changing of the OS, or being open to attacks.
> This i did not claim. What i did claim was lowe total cost of ownership.
If you have to employ another person or train your current person to
support your *nix boxes as well as your current Windows boxes then that
theory flies out the window.
>>It's very easy to secure a Windows system, provide only FTP access from
>>the public connection, etc...
>>Your response shows a complete lack of understanding of security on the
> True. But i Can read, cert is one place to read about windows broken
> security, securityfocus another.
http://www.openbsd.org/security.html Is fun to read as well. Lets face
it, all operating systems have vulnerabilities and the biggest one is
the guy on the keyboard and his knowledge of security and the O/S he is
using. Then we are back on the TCO argument again.
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