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    Best distro and software combination for SFTP server.

    Hi I am tasked with setting up a secure SFTP server. I was wondering if anyone can offer some help and recommendations on the best Distro and software combination to accomplish this.

    I have limited experience with Linux, so if anyone could point me in the right direction with guides or information I would appreciate it.

    Thanks very much for your help!
    Chris Parsons

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    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    Most Linux distributions can be set up as secure servers. The most commonly used distribution for that purpose, AFAIK is Red Hat. You can download it for free but after 30 days you get no updates unless you pay an annual subscription.

    CentOS is the free version of Red Hat and you can use it as long as you want and get updates as long as it is supported. Scientific Linux is similar. Debian is also used a lot on servers. If you have limited knowledge of Linux, you will need to do a lot of research. Maybe posting what the use of the server will be would help someone give you more specific suggestions.

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux

    Red Hat (RHEL) or one of it's clones (CentOS/Scientific) are usually the most recommended. You can check our poll to see how fellow members have voted:

    Debian would likely be my 2nd choice if I didn't want an rpm based distro for server usage.

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