Thursday, May 3, 2007, 5:07:33 PM, you wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to securely transfer files between machines
> using either scp or sftp without giving the user a login shell on the
> target machine. Put in another way: The user should be able to
> transfer files but must not have an interactive login shell on the
> target box.
> Giving the user a shell of "/bin/true" or something similar on the
> target machine is not an option since scp doesn't seem to work in this
> Any ideas how this could be accomplished?
> Thanks in advance for your help,
Given your requirement,
i would suggest installing pure-ftpd and puredb (from ports).
With that you can create as many virtual users as you like, and
restrict access/speed/etc to fit your needs.
Your clients will connect over SSL FTP, which i assume is acceptable.
A detailed guide is here:
Hope this helps.
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