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Using a rt-n16 as a public ftp router

Discussion in 'ASUS N Routers & Adapters' started by gwopman, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. gwopman

    gwopman Occasional Visitor

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    I was wondering about doing this so i dont have to put my main router at so much risk. Worth it or no?
     
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  3. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    When setting up a server that will be accessible from the internet the primary consideration will always be security. Given that the firmware on the RT-N16 hasn't been updated in over a year and who knows how long ago the FTP server was updated, it would seem a bad choice.

    Running a public FTP server on your network's firewall device (router) is also not desirable. You could run it on a dedicated server. Almost any hardware would do provided it's actively being kept up to date with security fixes.
     
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Pi's work good for this - sftp is part of OpenSSH, which is part of Raspbian by default...

    Configure OpenSSH (fairly simple), and all is good...
     
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