I'm thinking of setting up a new box as a dedicated file server and I was wondering if there was any sort of consensus on what the best file sharing protocol to use would be. I use SMB right now, but I find it slow (over WAN), and quite insecure. I know that FTP is sort of a standard, but that it is also somewhat insecure, and very old. I've also heard of SFTP, but my problem is that my ISP blocks the FTP/SFTP port. Any suggestions on what the fastest/most stable/most secure protocol is?
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