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    SFTP over Internet

    I need to implement SFTP to allow a few users the ability to upload/download files from the Internet. I've read that this will also open SSH (remote console) from the Internet as well.

    Is this not a secure implementation, as in will it open a huge door for hackers?

    Instead of requiring a username/password should I only allow key-based authentication (RSA)?

    Can I restrict access for SSH (remote shell) to only a handful of IP's, but allow SFTP to everyone else?

    Is it also possible to allow them SFTP access, but no shell access?

    Fedora Newbie...

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    checkout proftpd, using mod_sftp module,

    ProFTPD module mod_sftp

    hope this helps

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    Thank you for your response Sanjeev, but I wasn't really looking for specifics on how to configure SFTP. I was going to simply use the built-in SFTP functionality of OpenSSL (SSH).

    My questions were more directed towards best practice and some security related concerns that I have.

    Do you mind trying to answer some of the questions I asked?

    Thanks again for you help.

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