ftp daemon

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Jun 25 18:04:38 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 05:10:31PM -0700, David Bear wrote:
> i find myself needing to run an ftp daemon.  
> is the stock ftpd with freebsd safe, or are there any recommended
> alternatives?

Yes, it's "safe".  Check the security advisories for the history of
security problems, and then compare to third-party ftpd security
vulnerabilities.  ftpd has a better track record than most.

The real question is "does the stock ftpd do everything you want, or
do you need features that can only be found in third party ftpds?"

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