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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Using secure alternatives to FTP

While using FTP is still popular to share data or to transfer files over the network, you must be aware that you are using a very unsecure network protocol that has no protection built into it out-of-the-box. This means that, during network transfer, your data is fully exposed to potential attackers. This is not what you want for transferring sensitive data, such as login credentials, at all. To avoid these potential risks, we will show you in this recipe how to use and set up two alternatives for securing FTP using FTPS (FTP over SSL or FTP/SSL) or SFTPS (SSH-enabled FTP).

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will require a minimal installation of the CentOS 7 operating system with root privileges and a console-based ...

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