Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN
I've been using pure-ftpd for several years too so I'm with rg3 on this one.
Man, what a sucky poll!
That's not even what Patrick asked us to put up. Neither poll (Willy's being the other one) addresses Patrick's request in the spirit he asked it, IMO.
Pat asked if someone could put up a poll asking if vsftpd should be the daemon to replace proftpd.
Like @mRgOBLIN, @rg3, and @bathory, I like [and would actually prefer] pure-ftpd too [over that of vsftpd]. That having been said, I like proftpd as well, but that's just because of config related points.
If we're having issues with it - over and over and over again - then perhaps, as Patrick suggests, it's time for a change of guard.
I'm going to run whichever daemon best suits my needs at the time, because I'm a Slacker, and I have choices, but wrt the defaults upon install, vsftpd might as well be the new black (or is that the new blue or red?).
I would really have liked it if the two polls reflected Pat's question the way he posed it, instead of just asking - should we ditch proftpd?
That might lead some people to surmise that Slackware is removing an ftp server as part of a default install (at least one person thought so HERE
As others have posted as well, I like sftp, although that really isn't even ftp, and to reiterate what I said above again, I use whichever fits my needs, or the needs of my clients, at the moment anyway.
Okay I voted in both polls, and I'm all for ditching proftpd as the default, and as at least one other person in these threads has asked of us, I'm also offering why.
Thanks Pat, for asking
(Even though most of us are going to weigh in very heavily on the side of what your personal preferences are anyway
Well Pat, I hope that my input on the matter helps.