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Old 07-25-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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how to force pure-ftp to not use ascii

Unless there is a good reason, what is / is there, a line I can add to pure-ftpd.conf to stop it from allowing ascii connections? I'd like it to do everything in binary. Everytime someone tries to upload images, or if they have a skaky connection, the file transfer stops, or doesn't upload correctly.

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The server has the option, it's called "--without-ascii". But I think the putre-ftpd.conf file can vary from distro to distro, so I'm not sure what should be there. On a Debian Etch server I have, it has a directory instead of a configuration file, kind of like how Apache2 does it instead of Apache1's single file.

Read a bit more, and it seems like it's a compile option, not a runtime option. So I think you need to compile it yourself. Passing --without-ascii to ./configure should do it I think.

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Old 07-26-2007, 07:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot.


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