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Old 01-13-2002, 02:42 PM   #1
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FTP setup


I'd like to setup an FTP server on my Linux workstation. Does anyone know a good way to do this?
 
Old 01-13-2002, 06:05 PM   #2
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just enable wu-ftp, it comes with most distro's. in redhat, you can enable it using the inetd or xinetd config. or you could install a better server like ncftp or proftp, which you can d/l for free (i think).
 
Old 01-14-2002, 01:16 AM   #3
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wu-ftp, evil, arghhhh, bad... nasty.

There are so many ways to root a machine running wu-ftp, you might as well tack your password onto /etc/issue.net

SuSe as of 7.1 I think, RedHat since 7.2, Slackware, and most of the others have moved to ProFTPd. Running an anonymous ftp server on a static IP is always asking for trouble, so regardless of choice, you may want to fiddle with your .conf file to enable only user level access. If this is just on a dynamic IP, or better yet, on a machine just on a local network... security obviously isn't much of an issue. Trust me, post anything on the Security forum with the title: "Is wu-ftp bad?" and you'll get a stack of yes replies.

Okay, I calmed down a bit. A while ago I had to help a friend re-build a system that had been trashed by some s'kiddie who had rooted wu.

Sorry for the rant there...

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