Making a secure FTP or sFTP server

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I am running an ftp server on my windows 2008 server. How can I make it a secure ftp or sftp server? What kind of client do I need to retrieve files from it? Does this work out of the box?

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we have been using this software called winscp and it is enough to get the job done..winscp is a GUI that you can use drag and drop the files.

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  • petkoa
    Well, winscp will do just a half of the job - it is a wonderful sftp/scp client. To use it, you'll have to install and run an ssh server ( sshwindows.sourceforge.net/ ; www.freesshd.com/ ; mobassh.mobatek.net/ - the first three choices when google for "windows ssh server" ). And, running this server you can use any scp/sftp client on any OS. An alternative - nowadays http servers are much more popular than ftp servers. If you are running one, there are all chances that it supports https and user authentication - in fact, it's all you need for secure file transfers...
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  • jinteik
    to add on, you can use copssh too and it can be found here
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