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Old 07-01-2003, 05:26 AM   #1
Zingaro2002
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a "good" FTP server?


Hi guys!
I'm working on a Red Hat 9.0 box.
I'd like to install a ftp server.
I'm particularly focused on security (reliability) and esae of use (configurability)
Moreover I wish both authentication and data (from and to server) were made with SSL protocol.

What can you suggest to me?

I know PureFTPd and ProFTPd.

Both seem good.
Has anyone of you ever tried them?
What kind of impressions have you got?
Any other idea?

Are there some good tutorial to install configure these applications?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 08:10 AM   #2
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Hi

i personaly prefer vsftpd. It stands for very secure ftp daemon. It has been programmed with security in mind. If you are looking for any patches for this daemon you won't find any, simply because there are no known bugs... have a look at it


http://vsftpd.beasts.org/

Greets Sam
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:51 AM   #3
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UP!!!
other opinions?
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:25 PM   #4
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i personaly prefer vsftpd. It stands for very secure ftp daemon.
I've also been wondering the same question about an easy/secure ftp server. Is vsftp relatively easy to configure? I used BulletProofFTP and Serv-U in windoze and they were relatively easy...do you have a comparison of ease you could give? I guess I could just try it out and see what happens, but I dont' want to F anything up in the process! :-O
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:42 PM   #5
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okay, well i think you are right, its not that easy to confgure as bullet proof or serve-u but very stable and secure...
 
Old 07-01-2003, 01:18 PM   #6
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Have you ever tried proftpd?
What are your comments about it ?
Thanks
 
Old 07-01-2003, 07:33 PM   #7
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well as far as ftp server goes i would take anything as long as its easy to install (i don't care about secure or very secure all the maens to me is hard to config or harder to config), i have spent the better part of a day trying to configure vsftp and pure-ftp with having no luck at setting up an anon ftp that allows uploading to the server. with vsftp i went got the server running when i thought i found out how to set it up when i try to log in it would not let me log in cuz anon had wright access. then with pure-ftp i can't find any good config info with out geting a headache when having to read 30 pages of - this or - that does this. but still not getting any where with it and having it allow me to upload a file to my server.


personaly i think that wasting a day with no progress on linux means format and install win2k adv server where i can tell it to use iis and have my ftp up and running in about an hour including time it takes to installing the os.

btw is there any thing in linux that uses the gui for configing i get really tired of reading pages and pages of useless info to get to one line that may mean something.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 12:47 AM   #8
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Pure-FTPD is the simpleist ftp server i have ever setup. It took me about 10 mins to compile and setup. (i did have a small problem, but found out it was my router and not the software) Everything haveing todo with the configuration is done when you start the server. Simply type pure-ftpd along with your options. The documentation is very simple to follow. It wont take long once you get it down.

And as far as switching to windows, i would have to say your right as far a some things go. If you need it up and going in an hour, then certainly install win2k and iis. But dont expect it to be secure or stable. I dont trust Microsoft one bit. Some things however are worth using windows for. For example, i played with sendmail, qmail, and postfix for a month before finally giving up and reformating the server and installing xp on it and installing Alt-N's MDaemon. I'm sure that i could have spent another month compiling software and configureing text files to any of the linux based mail servers setup how i wanted, but it only took 5 mins with mdaemon.

Anyway, good luck with your server!!

-Mr.K
 
Old 07-02-2003, 02:03 AM   #9
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I find proftpd works better out of the box. It may not have the "unbreakable" reputation that vsftpd enjoys, but I found the proftpd default configuration to be better.

For instance, vsftp has anonymous logins enabled by default, and users can freely leave thier home directories and browse around your machine (albeit without being able to touch anything properly secured with permissions)

proftpd has anonymous logins off, and doesn't allow users to leave thier home directories. I've found proftpd to be a little less of a hassle.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:09 AM   #10
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the main reason i use an ftp is its on my lan it doesn't use a lot of resorces either, so by telling me how secure it is doesn't mean anything to me as long as i can configure it to let me have anonymous users that are able to upload files to the server

well when i think i have vsftp figured out to let me login anonymous and upload files i get this error every time:

500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable anonymous root

and i'm setting it up like it says in the documentation by it using the username ftp and it don't work

with pure ftp i don't know about that being easy to use or simple it ran the same way i put in the comand to start it i had 2 folders then i went back thought i figured out what the comments i was supose to use then there was no folders listed, as well the upload folder by default didn't allow uploads (go figure)
 
  


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