Setup FTP service on FreeBSD 2.0.5?

Paul Shi shihang at
Wed Jan 6 13:03:35 UTC 2010

Dear Matthew and Everyone,

Thank you so much for your response. I think I will just create a user named
ftp to enable anonymous access since security is not our major concern so

The thing concerns me is exact the question you asked in the first place:
Does FreeBSD 2.0.5 even have any support for wireless networking devices?
Because I cannot find any reference it. I am wondering if anyone in this
mailing list has a answer to this question. And I am just curious to see how
people made wireless network back in 1990s. It must be quite "fun". Again,
any comment on wireless networking under FreeBSD will be greatly
appreciated! Thank all of you so much!

Your sincerely,
Paul Shi
Electronic and Communication Engineering Senior
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Hong Kong

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Matthew Seaman <
m.seaman at> wrote:

> Paul Shi wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I am trying to find a way to setup a wireless network with a FreeBSD
>> server
>> machine running FTP service. The release of FreeBSD I intend to use is
>> 2.0.5
>> but I could not find anything on how to setup FTP service on FreeBSD 2.0.5
>> in handbook. There are only howto on PPP and SLIP. Does anyone have a
>> handbook on how to enable FTP service on FreeBSD 2.0.5? Millions thanks!
> Does FreeBSD 2.0.5 even have any support for wireless networking devices?
> As I recall for that vintage of FreeBSD, it was simply a matter of
> uncommenting
> the appropriate line in /etc/inetd.conf and (re)starting inetd -- there are
> no
> rc.subr scripts in a system that old, so to restart inetd, you'ld have to
> do
> something like:
>  # kill -HUP `cat /var/run/`
> To start it at all, just run:
>  # /usr/sbin/inetd
> Enabling it to be automatically started on reboot is pretty much the same
> as
> nowadays: just stick inetd_enable="YES" into /etc/rc.conf.  If you want to
> provide anonymous FTP, then I believe there were instructions in the
> ftpd(8)
> man page.
>        Cheers,
>        Matthew
> --
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
>                                                 Flat 3
> PGP:     Ramsgate
>                                                 Kent, CT11 9PW

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