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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:45 pm    Post subject: Your FTP server preference? Reply with quote

I think pure-ftpd is easier. I ran proFTPd for a while and it was working fine. However blogger (http://blogger.com) couldn't work with it for whatever reason. A sysadmin friend said pure-ftpd was the best and I switched to that and it rocks. proFTPd took like 30 mins for my simple mind to configure. pureFTPd worked right away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:02 pm    Post subject: Your FTP server preference? Reply with quote

What do you think is the best ftp server?

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends on how it will be used, but.......

My favorite is ProFTPD. The configuration is very straight forward and quite flexible.

Get more info at http://proftpd.linux.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey rizzo, where can I find a readme on how to install and config pure-ftpd. I allready gzipped and I kinda have an idea of what to do, but I don't wanna mess anything up.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to networking forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just emerge it and set it up, there's a gentoo package for it. Otherwise look at http://www.pureftpd.org/ for any special config action you want.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get this when I try to execute pure-ftpd...

/usr/local/sbin/pure-ftpd: /lib/i686/libc.so.6: version `GCC_3.0' not found (required by /usr/local/sbin/pure-ftpd)

any suggestions :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you using gcc 3.1?

i have had good experioences with pureftp on fbsd
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure which gcc I'm usin
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would know you were running GCC3 if you were running GCC3. Also, this is sort of a standard thing with most *nix apps:

Code:
$ gcc --version

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you change any settings in the config file? and start the daemon
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my ftp server is working fine!

I dont' really have any problems with it :P
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 2:35 am    Post subject: pure rules! Reply with quote

pure-ftpd kicks the crap out of proftpd. Using something other than PAM with in proftpd is hell.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: ftp server, whats the best? Reply with quote

Rain Designs wrote:
What do you think is the best ftp server?

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum :oops:

Thanks

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I guess the glFtpD rocks...
It's very "0day" oriented by this could be easy managed through the config file.
You should check http://www.glftpd.org
I'm using the daemon via the ucspi-tcp server (not inetd or xinetd)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:20 pm    Post subject: erm RMS anyone Reply with quote

glftpd might rock but... "the source will be available soon."

What does that mean? There are exploits that making the source public would inform hackers? Or what?

Not really free software.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used pure-ftpd on many servers when the client requires it. I have found it to be very fast, stable, secure and easy to setup and administer. It is also very feature rich and allows for in-depth configuration. Overall everything I want in a basic FTP server.

Now, with all that being said, when I setup stuff for myself (instead of for clients) I always go with the SFTP server built-in to SSH. By far the worst thing about FTP is the constant transmission of passwords over insecure links. If you have a specific need for FTP, use pure-ftpd, if you just need to transfer files, use SFTP.

My 2 cents.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm.. I've used proftpd for about four years without any troubles (used wuftpd before that)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mgirard wrote:
Now, with all that being said, when I setup stuff for myself (instead of for clients) I always go with the SFTP server built-in to SSH. By far the worst thing about FTP is the constant transmission of passwords over insecure links. If you have a specific need for FTP, use pure-ftpd, if you just need to transfer files, use SFTP.


I setup pure-ftp in FTP-over-SSH as suggested in FAQ on their web. The incovinient thing is the only working client is SecureFX. I tried Putty SSH tunneling + a regular ftp client, but failed :cry:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the fish (file transfer in a shell iirc) protocol is another way to transfer files over a ssh connection, there isn't even a need for an sftp server.
clients:
lftp (console)
kio_fish (kioslave for KDE 3, you can copy files from remote servers in konqueror then)

both are in gentoo, of course

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mgirard wrote:
I have used pure-ftpd on many servers when the client requires it. I have found it to be very fast, stable, secure and easy to setup and administer. It is also very feature rich and allows for in-depth configuration. Overall everything I want in a basic FTP server.

Now, with all that being said, when I setup stuff for myself (instead of for clients) I always go with the SFTP server built-in to SSH. By far the worst thing about FTP is the constant transmission of passwords over insecure links. If you have a specific need for FTP, use pure-ftpd, if you just need to transfer files, use SFTP.

My 2 cents.
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For just transfering files you use scp :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about vsftpd?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found proftpd to be quite sufficient for everything I use it for, and again as a user above posted, the config is quite easy. I started on it because it's what my Qube 2 ran without a problem for quite a while some time ago. It grandfathered in, and well, it's worked for me!(tm)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use proftpd on our lanparty every time, and every time it hasn't failed us. Speed is max, setup is easy, people are happy, we are happy :-) Could handle a 600 Gb FTP easily. Then again, the only thing we need is anonymous ftp access, occassionally limited. When we want to leech ourselves, we use sftp to get passed by the limits, so no need to setup extra users & stuff ;-)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use proftpd too, and I think proftpd is easy to configure and I have no problems with it.
I have friends who use pure-ftpd and there are happy with it, so try them :)
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