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Old 09-11-2006, 03:01 AM   #1
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Which ftp server do you use and why?


There are many ftp servers out there so:
Which ftp server do you use and why/recommendations ?
 
Old 09-11-2006, 03:15 AM   #2
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vsftp - cause it comes with any distro I know...
And it has the right to have it's name.
VERY SECURE FTP
 
Old 09-11-2006, 03:23 AM   #3
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vsftpd.

Seen a few guides on it, came pre-installed with my first distro i tried.

Also some propaganda on it's homepage, showing links to security vulnerabilities in other ftpd's

It's also dead easy to install, simple to jail users etc.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 04:24 AM   #4
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Thanks, I installed vsftpd.
How to you set up users for access to the site?
whereis the directory by default for the server? i.e /var/www
 
Old 09-11-2006, 04:52 AM   #5
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By default it will use system users, so you just need create a new user on the system. Default location will be their ~ i believe.

Of course you wil lwant to jail people to stop them roaming around the system.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 04:53 AM   #6
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i use proftp

i have not a clue why notin but trouble T.T

one time i add a user it works other time i do the EXACT same(i think :P) and it doesnt work

vsftp on my list of possibilities
 
Old 09-11-2006, 04:55 AM   #7
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i use flash fxp software, its really great to upload files via this software.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 05:56 AM   #8
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we are talking about ftp servers here not clients.
moreover does flashfxp exist for linux?
 
Old 09-11-2006, 10:29 AM   #9
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vsftpd, it's fast, and secure.
i tried proftpd first. it's easy, but even i could get in folder i wasn't supposed to be in.

in normal cases, proftpd tends to put all users in /var/ftp
vsfpd will put them in ~ (homefolder), chroot's them there and deny access for root user.
you can easely change the default folder for vsftpd, but do this only when you need to.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 02:00 PM   #10
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thanks for all you replies, I have taken them into account and definitely wont be installing proftpd.
 
  


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