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Alright, thanks for all of the information! I'll attempt to build my own http index page but until then sftp will work.

Unless you've sandboxed (chrooted) your SFTP accounts, I wouldn't use SFTP for public services as anyone with an SFTP log in could view the entire contents of your server. Plus make sure SFTP users have /bin/false as their shell (or better yet, bespoke config in your sshd_config file) to prevent them from having terminal access to your server.

SFTP is a great tool when you have a limited number of users, but I wouldn't use it for public accounts like it seems you're doing (sorry if I've misunderstood you there)
post #32 of 37
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Thanks for the warning. That is in the back of my mind(all the accounts being able to see the contents and ssh into the server), however, it's not really a "public service." The people that I am giving access to the server are all people I know personally. (I've gone to college with them/friends of mine/family) None of their accounts are root so they can't accidentally delete anything of value and none of them even know what ssh is. Before I started allowing none-friends to access the service I do want to create the website index page, but for now SFTP works. I'd take the time to do the index page now but I'm quite busy. I will have time in 2 weeks and at that point I will create the website. Thanks for the warning though!
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Many server function in Linux are harder, but that's because Linux is significantly more powerful (particularly "per horsepower") than Windows. Like with many powerful, export, tool; the learning curve is steeper.

no, most linux software is just written poorly from a interaction standpoint. Obscure or clinical terminology being a large culprit. Little in the way of documentation, written in anything but jargon and the list goes on, Complexity isn't difficult, poorly written software is difficult to use period.
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no, most linux software is just written poorly from a interaction standpoint. Obscure or clinical terminology being a large culprit. Little in the way of documentation, written in anything but jargon and the list goes on, Complexity isn't difficult, poorly written software is difficult to use period.

Thats almost as funny as the OP
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no, most linux software is just written poorly from a interaction standpoint. Obscure or clinical terminology being a large culprit. Little in the way of documentation, written in anything but jargon and the list goes on, Complexity isn't difficult, poorly written software is difficult to use period.

Sounds like you're describing regular desktop software and not enterprise server software. Most software I've dealt with has had great documentation.
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Sounds like somebody doesn't like linux, I've dealt with plenty of nicely documented linux software on the desktop too. Just depends on the demand, most software that isn't well used doesn't get much documentation due to little development. Or I should say, not many people spend time developing it and it usually ends up being a project from one man. Happens on both sides.
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no, most linux software is just written poorly from a interaction standpoint. Obscure or clinical terminology being a large culprit. Little in the way of documentation, written in anything but jargon and the list goes on, Complexity isn't difficult, poorly written software is difficult to use period.

We're talking server side software you dimwit. The tools in question here are the same server side tools on FreeBSD and even your beloved Haiku.

But then anyone who doesn't know the difference between Linux, Unix and POSIX is clearly in no position to comment about the quality of FOSS development on one Unix-like platform compared to another.
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Sounds like somebody doesn't like linux
Clearly he doesn't know Linux. He's a Haiku fanboy who rates everything against "how pretty is the GUI" and has as much insight into the internal workings of software development and FOSS projects as I have about intergalactic politics. He wasn't even aware of the fragmentation in BSD when he was blindly harping on about Haiku's support for "BSD drivers".

He's just your typical moron with a keyboard who loves to spit fire at stuff he's too stupid and/or lazy to understand. And quite frankly I'm sick of him coming into the Linux threads just to stir up his ignorant BS.
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