ftp server

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Dark Atheist, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    out of all the programs that there are which do most here use?

    i have tried proftpd, vsftpd, glftpd - are there others i should try before i settle on which to use ? is pureftpd worth a look

    its only going to be used for normal stuff, sending stuff to storage pc, and a few friends using it, but i don't wont to have to make system accounts for them, so atm vsftpd is not my first choice although its fast and some say the most secure there is :)

    This will be on linux btw
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    I use vsftpd on all servers I setup manually.

    pure-ftpd is used on all of the cpanel servers at work.

    BTW your best option is to use vsftpd, make system accounts and change the shell to /bin/false

    That will disable SSH but still allow FTP access.

    You will also want to create a "shared" ftp account if you don't want to have to duplicate files to each persons home folder.
     
  3. Geffy

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    Tend to go with pure-ftpd on servers I setup. Though my need for FTP is usually minimal enough to be coped with by SFTP.
     
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  4. Dark Atheist

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    going to use vsftpd for internal gbit transfer and pure-ftpd for external accounts, and see how i get on :) (cant give you reps lord, seems i need to spread it about :p)
     
  5. X-Istence

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    Eh, you can use pure-ftpd for internal as well. I have personally found that it eats a lot more CPU than vsftpd does under the same load.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    vsftpd is fastest i have found so far for transferring internally
     
  7. Mainframeguy

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    what is wrong with Filezilla - seems a no brainer to me
     
  8. Geffy

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    Well mainly because this is the Linux & BSD section and FileZilla server is Windows only ;)
     
  9. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i didnt want to say anything so i could spare his blushes :)
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    missed the server bit - my bad - cause client is cross platform of course