[svlug] ftpd - which one?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Aug 9 16:25:01 PDT 2000
Tin Le said:
> The reason that ftp is still in wide use is because it is fairly
> simple to use for the average users. FTP clients are also prevalent.
> For general purpose making files available for the public, using
> scp/ssh/etc is too complex for most people and an overkill IMHO.
For _that_ purpose, an anonymous-only ftpd without root access or write
privileges suffices. (httpds need a hack like yours, else they omit
Public uploads can be by CGI/HTTP. If needed.
> I would start with one of the FTP servers - the latest wuftpd is not
> that bad, proftpd is nice, maybe more features than you need. If all
> you want is to offer d/l, and have a web server already running, go
> with putting a link to a raw directory where the files are located.
Viewing http://linuxmafia.com/debian/dists/ is _almost_ acceptable. But
an informed eye can readily see why one nonetheless cannot yet dispense
with ftp://linuxmafia.com/debian/dists/ .
The tougher problem, which you didn't cover, is NON-anonymous file
transfer. Doing this with ftp and not creating a security nightmare is
difficult. That's why I require scp for that, and furnish users with
availability details for various platforms.
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