Should ProFTPD be removed from future Slackware releases?
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The thread that resulted in this poll was "Slack 13.0 proftpd works only for anonymous". I don't know what the user helcik did, but on my default 13.1 system I simply uncommented proftpd in "/etc/inetd.conf" and I was able to login as any shell user, except for "root", because "root" is listed in "/etc/ftpusers".
Just because something does not work for one user, this should not be a reason to remove something from a distro.
As you can see in the other thread, the user helcik is starting proftpd in a non-default way "> proftdp -n -d5"; I don't see a "root" prompt "#", so that may well be the cause of the problem.
No - my vote is do not remove proftpd from slackware.
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imho, security issues with proftpd, which are the reasons for this poll, have nothing to do with "proftpd-works-only-for-anonymous".
Wait, there's been ANOTHER hole in ProFTPD since this poll started? Heh.
vsftpd is the clear winner at this point and is the primary FTP service used and supported by most Linux distributions. It's been several years since I stopped using ProFTPd. I won't be bothered if it's removed.