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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Securing FTP

There is not much you can do to secure the regular FTP server that ships with Solaris 8. It has some options you can use to control who can access FTP (using /etc/ftpusers) and do some logging (using the -l option). Aside from that, if you can use IP Security Architecture (IPsec) between the FTP client and server, that will solve most security problems associated with FTP.

/etc/ftpusers

If you run an FTP server, this file should be periodically checked and updated to contain the IDs of users you do not want to be able to use FTP. The default /etc/ftpusers installed with Solaris 8 lists the following users:

root

daemon

bin

sys

adm

lp

uucp

nuucp

listen

nobody

noaccess

nobody4

Do not remove any of these. Instead, add the ones that don’t need ...

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