[Nottingham] What restricted shell for ftp? What idiot-user GUI client?

James Dobson dob_3001 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Feb 2 18:21:16 GMT 2007

--- Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:

> Folks,
> I have a dim memory that there is some shell
> available that is specially
> restricted for use with ftp to thwart break-in
> attempts.
> But what is it?
> I've found rbash:
> http://www.wlug.org.nz/rbash(1)
> however that also restricts "cd"-ing into
> subdirectories...
> So what is there?


I kinda remember doing something with rbash but I
think it's probably better if you chroot someone.

> I'm already using proftp with chroot-ing for the
> users concerned, but
> any other lock-down possible?
> Also: What's people's favourite cross-platform GUI
> *sftp* client? (That
> is idiot user proof?)
> Ideal is something that just simply takes a
> sftp://user@some.web.address
> and then just asks for the password, then offering
> drag'n'drop for the
> files. For example, Filezilla is just far too scary
> for most users!

http://www.winscp.com/ - there are other java based
sftp clients but I haven't seen a free one.

James D

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