Enabling SSH only for ftp (not for telnet possible) ? - Security

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  1. Enabling SSH only for ftp (not for telnet possible) ?

    I want to offer encrypted ftp transfers to my server for some users.
    The user should be able to use (win)scp to transfer files to my server.

    However it is often said that granting SSH access is a security risk for telnet.

    Hmm, I am not sure. I thought I could grant SSH to a user for only his ftp connections.
    Or does SSH mean: all or nothing: SSH for FTP AND telnet or no SSH at all?

    Do I need full SSH permissions to use scp?

    Peter


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    Peter Meister :
    > I want to offer encrypted ftp transfers to my server for some users.
    > The user should be able to use (win)scp to transfer files to my server.
    >
    > However it is often said that granting SSH access is a security risk for telnet.


    What does that mean?

    The goal has been to eliminate the usage of insecure applications
    (telnet, ftp, remote shell) which transmit passwords in cleartext.
    ssh, scp, sftp do that. Why button down ftp when you want to leave
    the telnet door open?

    > Do I need full SSH permissions to use scp?


    Where is this stuff that says giving ssh access is dangerous?


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