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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Considering the evaluations above, any server would work in a situation, however generally speaking:
• If you want a server with the most flexible configuration options and external modules: ProFTPd
• If you have just a few users and want a simple, secure FTP server: PureFTPd
• If you want to run a FTP server at scale with many users: vsftpd