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View Poll Results: Which FTPd do you recomend?
proFTPd 11 31.43%
vsFTPd 11 31.43%
pureFTPd 9 25.71%
other... 4 11.43%
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Choosing FTP server. proFTPd, vsFTPd, PureFTPd?


I'm desiding which FTP server to install and would like to get some "objectve" info on the issue.
Many people recommend vsFTPd, proFTPd and pureFTPd. Which one would be better, for which situations and why. Please, post your opinios (preferably supported by some facts ) or perhaps links to some reviews/comparisons.

I think this info might be very useful for many noobs (like me) out there.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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I use only ProFTPd. It's easy to configure, powerful and secure. That's reason enough for me.

Håkan
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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Well speaking of ProFTPd and secure I'd like you to point to
ProFTPD ASCII File Remote Compromise Vulnerability.

I prefer for performance, stability AND security vsftpd; I've set up a small document describing a secure setup: http://www.markus-welsch.de/linux/services/
 
Old 11-06-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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From the Pure-ftp home page:

Unlike other popular FTP servers, the number of root exploits found since the very first released version is zero.


I'd go with Pure-ftpd.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 07:00 PM   #5
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I am using wu-ftpd and i found quite reliable and stable, easy to configure.
But if some time wu-ftpd giving me a trouble, i am sure i will go to vsftpd.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:29 PM   #6
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Pure-FTPd
Secure, simple, lite, was what I wanted.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:25 AM   #7
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other...


i put what i need on my webserver and password protect it and use https (ssl).
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:03 AM   #8
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Smile Any more opinions?

Web server?
I don't think just that would cut it for me. I am going to setup webserver, as well as FTP server. But so far I'm still not sure which FTP server would be better. From looking at their home websites I can tell that Pure-FTPd has LOTS of very nice features, proFTPd just recently had a very bad security hole and vsFTPd seems to be very popular server with big company names (at least in Nov 2002).
Right now I'm leaning towards Pure-FTPd. Anybody is willing to convince me in otherwise? I'm open to suggestions.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:16 AM   #9
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I will not going to give it a try to convice you since it is your decision and your security and time is affected. You should check out your favourite ftp servers and decide YOURSELF which you think of as secure (and why) and which not.

It would be nice to post your resume here then.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:06 PM   #10
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Wink Please, convince me...

Quote:
Originally posted by markus1982
You should check out your favourite ftp servers and decide YOURSELF which you think of as secure (and why) and which not.
And believe me, I would, if I knew enough about security (or breaking one). Unfortunately, I don't have enough expertise in that area. That's why I'm asking advice from people who might... So, maybe YOU can tell me, why one server is more secure than another. I would love to learn more about this topic, and I'm sure other newbies on this forum would too.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:49 PM   #11
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Well it depends the way code is written, the default configuration options, your personal configuration and of course on a lot of more...
 
Old 12-01-2003, 04:11 PM   #12
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Boy, I sure expected much more replies that this...
I guess not that many people use FTP server, or not that many care what FTP server they use
For now I'm gonna stick with proFTPd because it comes prepackaged with my Slackware. Also, I'm gonna keep an eye on what's going on in FTP server word (more security vulnarabilities) and pick a winner.

Cheers.
 
  


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