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Re: General security question
From: "Marcus J. Ranum" <mjr () nfr com>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 12:29:38 -0500

TDyson () sybex com wrote:
We are debating communication protocols: sockets connection or ftp.

I'd strongly recommend you look at using SSH and SCP (Secure Copy)
It doesn't have FTP's horrible security properties and it provides link
level encryption and public keys as an option. There are free versions
available for download, so it's hard to beat the price. See www.openssh.org
for details.

mjr.

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