Cian Davis wrote:
> What's the disadvantage of using SCP? The windows client (WinSCP) is
> secure, maintained and usable by most. SSH server support is well
> supported and easily installed and maintained on Debian.
I use WinSCP and I find it... sucky. Occasionally it gives weird errors.
The user interface is terrible.
Windows WebDAV client is also crap, although it seems to get better with
Of course using GNOME with either scp or WebDAV works great ;)
> WebDAV is a much trickier solution (IMO) and has the disadvantage that
> files written are owned by the webserver process user.
Hmm I'm sure you could configure an instance of Apache to run on an
unprivileged port as whatever user you want. Or something.
But yes, there's a lot more work involved that WinSCP + OpenSSH.
On the other hand, is there any way to do the scp thing without giving
the user shell access?
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