How do I secure FTP services in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • Implement ftp in a secure environment
  • Secure file transfer services to ensure no issues with sensitive data


  • The following are implementations of secure ftp services and can be installed with standard yum commands

vsftpd — A standalone, security oriented implementation of the FTP service
gssftpd — A Kerberos-aware xinetd-based FTP daemon that does not transmit authentication information over the network
Red Hat Content Accelerator (tux) — A kernel-space Web server with FTP capabilities

  • The following article provides steps on setting up SSL encryption for ftp transfers

How do I configure vsftpd to use SSL encryption on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • ftp

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