How to secure ftp over SSH (how to make ftpd listen only to

Pavel Duda element at
Fri May 21 00:40:34 PDT 2004

Constantine wrote:

> Hello,
> I am very concerned about the security of my servers. My favourite 
> file-management software does not support any other unix standards than 
> plain ftp.
> How is it possible to set up my FreeBSD 5.2.1 that way, that it will 
> accept ftp connections only from itself, so that iff the login to the 
> system is done via SSH with port-forwarding, then one can open 
> ftp-connection?
> (It will be very nice if in this case the username/password is not 
> requested again, i.e. the ftp connection is anonymous and yet the 
> ftp-client gets the same rights to files as SSH-logged user, who has the 
> port-forwarding, but this does not sound like easy doable.)
> Put it in other words, how can I make ftpd listen only to
> Constantine.
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I'm not sure if this is possible to set within ftpd. I'm using classic 
way to block incoming FTP requests from unwanted addresses - IPFW.

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