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Re: Purpose of lukemftpd?

From: Marcin Jessa <lists@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 09:28:50 +0200

On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 00:44:54 +0200
Simon Schubert <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 06.09.2005, at 00:37, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > :In fact, it seems people prefer NetBSD's ftpd, which appears to be
> > :based on lukemftpd.  So why not kill off our ftpd and settle on
> > :moving lukemftpd into our libexec/ftpd, a-la NetBSD?
> >     No, we are not putting anything based on lukemftpd n our tree.  
> > It's
> >     way too complex and has historically contained root-compromising 
> > bugs.
> >     I want our base system ftpd to be as simple as possible.
> I agree that the default ftpd should be simple.  Yet for some reason I 
> chose to use lukemftpd, maybe it had some anonftp features that were 
> not available or at least not clearly documented in our ftpd.
> I think the most important thing nowadays is a proper default support 
> for anonymous ftp.  For some strange reason we have to add every system 
> account to /etc/ftpusers, i think that needs to be changed.

Please correct me if I am wrong but as far as I know NetBSD's ftpd does not support SSL.
Wouldn't bsdftpd-ssl be a more appropriate software for a modern O.S ?


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