We don't really need two FTP daemons
novel at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 10 13:37:27 UTC 2007
Wojciech A. Koszek wrote:
> There is a lot of confusion caused by the fact of having two instances
> of the FTP daemon present in our source tree.
> First one is src/libexed/ftpd/...
> Second one lies in src/contrib/lukemftpd/...
> We don't need to have both of them, unless one has much more powerful
> functionality over the second. However, in my opinion the major purpose
> of having FTP daemon in the base is possibility of fast configuration
> with minimal cost, just to "get it up and running".
> I think first server fullfills this requirement.
> If you're FreeBSD user and administrator, there are several advantages
> of having only one FTP server.
> I think first daemon was security reviewed by the previous FreeBSD
> security officer, which is the biggest plus. lukemftpd(8) had some well
> known problems present in the past.
> The first is updated and it's functionality is enhanced to meet
> standards (see latest changes from Yar Tichy).
> Cost of maintainance of one server is lower.
> It saves a lot of confusion for users -- we have both daemons present in
> a inetd.conf(8) file, without mentioning, whether a first is more
> powerfull than the second one.
> Some discussions with FreeBSD developers made me feel that we may really
> want to sort a "double FTP daemon" issue out.
> Could we decide if we really want to support lukemftpd(8) ?
Moreover, there's a lot of confusing in docs regarding the configuration
files, since both ftpd use some common config files with different
Anyway, this issue has been discussed several times already, and nothing
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