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For this use case (daily mirroring), you should install the rsync daemon rsyncd from Cygwin, and not worry about ssh/ftp/samba. Here is a good how-to explaining setup on Windows and CentOS. http://www.gaztronics.net/howtos/rsync-windows.php


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try putting machine ftp.domain.com login user passwod pass in .netrc in your home dir.


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The short answer: use mandatory- or role-based-access control. See update 2 below. Yes, ftp is inherently insecure. sftp and scp address some of that insecurity, though not the issue that concerns you of hiding parts of the filesystem. Maybe what you need is an NFS volume? According to the vsftpd faq, the problem with chroot is it gives the user ...


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Exactly the same thing happened to me after upgrading from Precise Pangolin to Trusty Tahr. I investigated and it looks like /etc/vsftpd.conf, the FTP configuration file, was one of the configuration files amended during the upgrade. Specifically, this line: write_enable=YES which I had previously uncommented was now commented again. I uncommented it, ...


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You can use Port directive: Port <port number> A note that if you set port to N, then you must let port N-1 available too. RFC959 defined that source port for active data transfer must be N-1. You can use Port directive both in server context or virtual server context. Setting Port 0 disable server.


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You can also write a c shell script which would go something like this: #!/bin/sh HOST='someftpserver.com' USER='username' PASSWD='password' FILES='*.txt' # ftp -nv $HOST>$FTPLOG <<END_SCRIPT quote USER $USER quote PASS $PASSWD cd somedirectory binary mget $FILES quit END_SCRIPT



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