We don't really need two FTP daemons

Julian H. Stacey jhs at tower.berklix.net
Tue May 15 10:44:39 UTC 2007

Someone asked whether lukemftpd offered functionality other(s) don't ?
What about proxy ?

I've never been sure which ftpd to run on my gateway (with IPFW, with no NAT)
to provide proxy, so internal hosts could cd /usr/ports; make fetch 

I've tried various ftpd's but never got the right combination of ftpd &
client host environment variables (+ipfw), + some feeling of safety,
as not wanting (most the time) to allow incoming ftp from internet
to my gate (or beyond !), & some ftpd descriptions don't sound secure.

Any reccomendations please of working combinations of ftpd's & env. vars
& ipfw rules from people succesfully running make fetch
on internal client hosts via proxy ftpd's on gateway, without NAT ?
(Apache on gate works as http proxy already with IPFW & with no NAT).

Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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