which FTP server is better ?

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EugeneP

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Feb 2, 2002, 8:01:38 PM2/2/02
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Hello All,
which FTP server do you like more and why ?

1. NcFTPd
2. ProFTPD
3. WU-FTPD
4. anything else ?

I'm looking for the one for home use and would like it to have easy
configuration (i.e. user access rights to directories).

thanks.
Eugene


Graham Wharton

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Feb 2, 2002, 8:04:09 PM2/2/02
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I use proftpd mainly because of it's configuration file syntax. I find it
much easier to configure than wu-ftp. never tried ncftpd so I can;t comment
on that.

Graham

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Philip Paeps

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Feb 3, 2002, 7:35:23 AM2/3/02
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EugeneP <eug...@rogers.com> wrote:
> which FTP server do you like more and why ?

> 1. NcFTPd
> 2. ProFTPD
> 3. WU-FTPD
> 4. anything else ?

4. sshd (sftp)

If I wanted my passwords to be known, I'd post them on usenet, and spare
people the trouble of sniffing them off insecure connections.

> I'm looking for the one for home use and would like it to have easy
> configuration (i.e. user access rights to directories).

If your permissions are set correctly, and 'untrusted' users are jail(8)ed or
chroot(8)ed, there's no problems.

- Philip

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Dmitry Pryanishnikov

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Feb 3, 2002, 9:33:10 AM2/3/02
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Hello!

On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, EugeneP wrote:
> which FTP server do you like more and why ?
>
> 1. NcFTPd
> 2. ProFTPD
> 3. WU-FTPD
> 4. anything else ?

Try vsftpd - small, very efficient (on i386SX/25 it gave 2x performance gain
versus standard FreeBSD's ftpd), aims to be "very secure" and it seems that
it in fact is (spawns second non-root process just like an Apache does).
Logs upload/download speed and even can log _every_ command/responce - very
handy beast! Also, doesn't eat 0xFF character in file name (which is being
used both in koi8-r/koi8-u and cp1251 cyrillic codepages - actual for me).

/usr/ports/ftp/vsftpd

Sincerely, Dmitry

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Paul Southworth

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Feb 3, 2002, 11:26:10 AM2/3/02
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In article <f8a78.115274$rt4....@afrodite.telenet-ops.be>,

Philip Paeps <phi...@paeps.cx> wrote:
>EugeneP <eug...@rogers.com> wrote:
>> which FTP server do you like more and why ?
>
>> 1. NcFTPd
>> 2. ProFTPD
>> 3. WU-FTPD

I used wu-ftpd for almost ten years and recently switched to
proftpd so I could authenticate users against a MySQL database.
I think proftpd works quite well and I like running it in
stand-alone mode, since I usually don't run inetd.

>> 4. anything else ?
>
>4. sshd (sftp)
>
>If I wanted my passwords to be known, I'd post them on usenet, and spare
>people the trouble of sniffing them off insecure connections.

When all of the horrible web publishing applications in the world
start supporting sftp I will dance a jig on the grave of FTP
right here on comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc.

Until then, I will use non-system passwords (ie, passwords I generate
and stick in a MySQL database) for FTP, and let users employ any
of those nasty WYSIWYG HTML generators they please.

--Paul

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Feb 3, 2002, 2:07:07 PM2/3/02
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I've heard good things about pureftpd, but I use proftpd because I don't
feel like learning another ftpd program :)


Magnus

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Feb 3, 2002, 4:20:10 PM2/3/02
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"EugeneP" <eug...@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Hello All,
> which FTP server do you like more and why ?
>
> 1. NcFTPd
> 2. ProFTPD
> 3. WU-FTPD
> 4. anything else ?

All of the above is not first choice, try PureFTP, and I guarantee you wont
consider anything else for a while.


Michael Maxwell

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Feb 4, 2002, 1:06:15 PM2/4/02
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"EugeneP" <eug...@rogers.com> writes:

> Hello All,
> which FTP server do you like more and why ?
>
> 1. NcFTPd
> 2. ProFTPD
> 3. WU-FTPD
> 4. anything else ?

I've had excellent results with Pro. I must point out something here
that, to my surprise, no one else has mentioned: avoid wu-ftpd like the
plague that it is. wu has fallen to more security issues and exploits
than any other FTP daemon I've seen yet. I know, it may be due to its
popularity, but Pro is just as popular these days, and I don't hear much
complaining about security problems there.

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EugeneP

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Feb 4, 2002, 10:00:01 PM2/4/02
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Can PureFTP restrict number of sessions from the same IP ?
Looks like it can't....

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Phil Kmble

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Feb 5, 2002, 7:46:28 AM2/5/02
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The only answer to this question is the server that you like the best. They
are are good servers, but they do the same thing a little differently! I
use wu_ftpd on my liinux server, and proftpd on freebsd, wu_ftpd is pretty
easy to setup, while proftpd gives you more control for your serving
experince. One maybe a little faster than the other, but it is a matter of
taste, you decide!

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Michael Sierchio

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Feb 5, 2002, 12:32:52 PM2/5/02
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Phil Kmble wrote:

> The only answer to this question is the server that you like the best. They
> are are good servers, but they do the same thing a little differently! I
> use wu_ftpd on my liinux server, and proftpd on freebsd, wu_ftpd is pretty
> easy to setup, while proftpd gives you more control for your serving
> experince. One maybe a little faster than the other, but it is a matter of
> taste, you decide!

http://cr.yp.to/publicfile.html

As usual, attention to security and performance to a degree not
found in the other ftpd servers mentioned.

chco...@gmail.com

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chco...@gmail.com

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On Saturday, February 2, 2002 7:02:17 PM UTC-6, EugeneP wrote:

Bob Eager

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May 13, 2014, 3:27:26 AM5/13/14
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I personally use vsftpd, which is in ports. User configuration is pretty
easy.



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