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View Poll Results: FTP Server of the Year
ProFTPD 177 45.74%
vsftpd 70 18.09%
Pure FTP Server 36 9.30%
ncftpd 6 1.55%
ftpd 21 5.43%
wu-ftpd 15 3.88%
OpenSSH/sftp 62 16.02%
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:48 AM   #16
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ProFTPD with IPV6 support. What can be better than that? ;-)
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:04 AM   #17
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glftpd
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:04 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by markus1982
I use vsftpd for security, performance and stability reasons. Anybody using wu-ftpd should think about security...
I'm hearing about this vsftpd thing all the time on these boards. Does anyone know how this ftp server compares to pure-ftpd? That small FTP server seams to be quite secure too.

They at least claim to have had no root-exploits so far, and a pure-ftpd resisted a hack-me event (heared from a friend) ..but this could give me a false sense of security
 
Old 11-18-2003, 09:08 AM   #19
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Is glftpd the only server that does not require login as /home/user? For instance if I want to let my friend access one or a few folders (only!) with different login and password.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:40 PM   #20
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Nope. A lot of servers allow you to choose the root-directory. I'm only familliar with pure-ftpd, but this server for example, also allows you to create virtual users. (which use the same unix-user internally)

Off course you need to create a user, but this doesn't mean you need to give him a shell and home directory Setting the shell to "/bin/false" will deny a user to have a shell.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:51 AM   #21
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Isn't wu-ftpd like the most hacked OS program out there? 4 servers got rooted where I work, and it looked like a wu-ftpd exploit. Apologies if I'm just making that up, but I think I saw that statistic somewhere.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 02:46 AM   #22
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i used vsftpd all the way and found it quite stable and secure. though using text interface for editing it's config file, but still ok for me. however, seems like lot people here prefer proftpd, thinking to try it now.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:53 AM   #23
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pure-ftpd did survive a big hack-me contest.

Last edited by yapp; 12-16-2003 at 05:20 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 11:05 PM   #24
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If you just HAVE to run an FTP server, I definitely recommend Pro-FTPD.
I would recommend wu-ftpd the least, as it's the most hacked.

Of course, the best alternative to FTP would be SSH/scp/sftp
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:14 AM   #25
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As a complete newbie to FTP and Linux password junk PureFTPd deifenetly saved me. It's very easy to setup and the users are setup as part of the system. Of course though I dont use FTP anymore, SSH all the way!!!
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:36 AM   #26
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proftpd all the way
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:14 AM   #27
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A bit late.. but

glftpd it the best espically for linking to irc.

why wasn't that on the list..
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:41 AM   #28
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