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TFTP
In this final article in our TFTP series, we take a closer look at usage and moving things around.

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 3: Usage

In previous articles, we introduced TFTP and discussed why you might want to use it, and we looked at various configuration options. Now let’s try and move some files around. You can do this with some comfort now that you know how to secure your server a little better. Testing 1, 2, 3 To test your...
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TFTP
Part 2 of this series looks at the TFTP main config file and how to enable and disable services for improved security.

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 2: Configuration

In the first article of this series, we looked at some of the, admittedly limited, features of TFTP along with some reasons why you might want to use it. Here, we take a look at the main config file and how to enable and disable services for improved security. Debian The following config for our...
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TFTP
Although the feature set included with TFTP is limited, it can still be very useful on a local area network. Chris Binnie has details in this tutorial.

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 1: Why Use It?

Sometimes we find ourselves using technologies that -- although we may not realize it -- stem from way back in the history of the Internet. The other day, I was using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) and looked up its Request For Comments (RFC) only to discover that it’s been around a while...
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How to Install and Configure FTP Server in Ubuntu

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a relatively old and most used standard network protocol used for uploading/downloading files between two computers over a network. However, FTP by its original insecure, because it transmits data together with user credentials (username and password) without...
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How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 16.04

This tutorial shows how to install and use FTP with ProFTPd securely. FTP without TLS is an insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set...
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Virtual Hosting with vsftpd + TLS Encryption and MySQL on Ubuntu 15.10

Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux. Usually vsftpd is configured to work with system users. This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to...
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