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    File Transfer

    I'm wondering what file transfer method is the best. I've looked at FTP and WebDAV. I can't seem to find any discussions of the pros and cons of either.

    Our server was recently turned into a 0day FTP site by some french hackers, so security is paramount now. Being on a Windows server, I'm hesitant to open up any other ports than absolutely necessary.

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    Well what FTP server were you using ?
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    Actually, we *were* using AD security and just mapping a drive. We learned why they tell you not to make a web server a domin controller the hard way - when they changed permissions, the permissions were changed directory-wide.

    So that's not an option anymore. I have been leaning towards WebDAV using SSL but I have seen most big hosting companies using FTP. I thought FTP sent login credentials in the clear.

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    You can use a FTP server that support TLS encryption. But note that it means that to access, you would need a client that supports it as well, and not all do.
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    Are there any drawbacks to using WebDAV?

    One of the big reasons I like it is it's included in IIS. In many discussions I've seen on WebDAV people don't seem to trust it, but I've never seen why. I mean, I've seen security patches for it and all, but what part of Windows have they not had to patch up?

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