looking for something like an embedded ftp server

Pieter de Goeje pieter at degoeje.nl
Wed Apr 11 20:25:29 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 11 April 2007, David J Brooks wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 April 2007 12:26:42 pm Derrill Guilbert wrote:
> > I've been given an old machine, and asked to turn it into an ftp server.
> > It will got on its own IP, separate from the one our LAN uses. It will
> > have three read-only users and maybe five read/write users. It will
> > contain design data that we're transferring to the offices in China. That
> > is, we will upload it from here in at the main office, and the China
> > staff will download it to implement the little containers we're building.
> >
> > This does not need to be secure beyond password protection necessarily,
> > though some sort of secure FTP would be fine.
> >
> > What I would really prefer is some sort of BSD based simple FTP server
> > setup. I've found several BSD based router/firewall/whatever servers out
> > there, such as m0n0wall and pfsense, among others, and I would like
> > something that simple for an FTP server. That is, I want to be able to
> > install the server and then only have to configure users, no mess with
> > hardening things and setting up pf or so ...
> >
> > Does such a thing exist? Am I needlessly complicating things for myself
> > in another way (often the case, I'm little more than a user when it comes
> > to FreeBSD)?
> >
> > Any kind of guidance on this topic would be appreciated --- if what I
> > want to do can be done with a custom install of FreeBSD, that'd be
> > wonderful also.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for any guidance.
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-ftp.html
You can also run ftpd without inetd: adding ftpd_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf 
should do the trick.


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