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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Can anyone suggest an FTP Server? Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest a good FTP server for Gentoo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vsftpd is pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for vsftpd. I have been using it for years now and it has served me well. Easy to setup. Supports sftp.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pure FTP plays nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for vsftpd, but -1 for FTP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VSFTP is easy to set up with FTPS if you need it. I believe there's quite a few howtos that you could easily adapt from, for your machine. That's what i used on my CentOS web server(so i could FTP in securely) I don't know much about SSL though. My vote is for VSFTP for ease of use/security!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vote for vsftpd.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted something minimalistic for file transfers.

- vsftpd (used by redhat?) (183KB) <== Winner
- pure-ftp (heard it is easy to configure) (465K)
- proftpd (I have been using it the last 5 years) (4,128 kB)

Somebody suggested also samba... after all being surrounded by windows machines it made some sense.
However samba is pulling in software of 75MB!, out of which 34MB is samba itself.


I would say keep it simple and go for
- vsftpd (simple file transfer)
- sftp (part of openssh) for secure file transfers
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for vsftpd

I'm using it for about a year now, and I'm very happy with it : fast small, good configuration, etc :]
Also, I switched to vsftpd from ProFTPD, because ProFTPD had some vulnerabilities in the past.

At least, if have the time, you can try : ProFTPD, vsftpd, Pure-FTPd.. etc, and choose the one which suits best to your needs :]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use sshd. It supports key-based authentication, properly encrypted, supports compression, integrates with PAM. Can be used with sftp, scp, rsync, git, etc., to upload files.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: emerge failed Reply with quote

damn, emerge for vsftpd failed. need to figure out dependencies apparently two files in /etc need updated

Thanks for the response everyone
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