We want to implement secure FTP service (SFTP) on our Windows 2000 servers, but we don't have the budget for a commercial product and are having trouble getting OpenSSH compiled so it will run as a Windows service. Is there any online documentation or open source binary distributions of a Secure Shell server or SafeTP Daemon that will run as a service under Windows 2000?The free\u00a0SafeTP proxy\u00a0can be used with your existing FTP server software to provide SFTP services. Windows client software also is available for securing existing FTP client software.SafeTP is vulnerable to certain passive FTP mode abuses when used with NAT, so you get what you pay for.A newer OpenSSH for Windows alternative is a binary distribution\u00a0that provides\u00a0a full OpenSSH package in a minimal Cygwin environment\u00a0tuned to run as a Windows service.There are security concerns with Cygwin's shared memory management that make it unsuitable for sensitive production Server Shell access. To disable remote command prompt access, change the user's OpenSSH passwd file entry from \/bin\/switch to \/usr\/sbin\/sftp-server.Blass is a network architect at Change@Work in Houston. He can be reached at email@example.com.