[techtalk] FTP server

JamesA.Sutherland JamesA.Sutherland
Thu Mar 29 16:51:49 EST 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 07:39:16 -0800 (PST), you wrote:

>I've been assigned the task of setting up an FTP
>server at work.  I am very new to Linux and have
>currently loaded Mandrake 7.2 because I am familiar
>with it. 
>I d/l OFTPD, but it appears to only be a server to do
>downloads from and I need something that can act as a
>file transfer point for users out in the field.
>I was thinking of using wu, but with all of the
>vulnerabilities that were just released, I'm not that
>sure about using it.
>I am also using Bastille to secure the box and will
>unload all packages not in use on the box.
>Any suggestions FTP programs and/or any tricks and
>hints would be appreciated.
>Thanks in advance.

Have you looked at ProFTPd? I'd certainly avoid wu-ftpd like the
plague, for the security reasons you mention. BetaFTPd looks quite
promising, but not ready for primetime yet...


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