ftp server

Jesper Wallin z3l3zt at hackunite.net
Sun Apr 18 23:13:23 PDT 2004

> Hello,
> I've got a 4.9 system and i'm out looking for an ftp server for it as i do
> not want to use the base server. I've heard good reviews of pure-ftpd, but
> i'm getting errors: can not find the ftp account and it won't authenticate.
>     I've also tried proftpd, but although i find it capable i don't like
> it's slow response, even with identd lookups off.
>     Features that i'm looking for, chroot anonymous users to a specific
> area, enable both anonymous and real users, virtual user and quota support,
> band width management, and optional secure communications. Most importantly
> i need it to work with ipfilter/ipnat. Using the base ftp server on a test
> box i can connect but i keep getting an error, can not build data
> connection, this is from a box external to the firewall.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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I would (and do) choose Pure-FTPd since it has a very nice history without alot of
security problems. Both proftpd and wu-ftpd has a quite bad security history and I
prefer to not use them at all because of that.

Pure-FTPd has support for SSL/TLS, FXP, has native-language support, chroot, allow
virtual users, MySQL, Bandwidth limitations, Works perfectly both with or without a
firewall, and so on, the list is long.. I've personally used it since the spring of 1999
and I havn't heard of _any_ remote root exploit yet so I consider it the best ftp daemon

Jesper Wallin

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