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Lord Yupa

February 2010

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Lord Yupa

New **ftpd**.

I've decided to make the (ftpd) change (no personal changes at this time).

I've been using wu-ftpd for about 6 years now, and despite a few security blips, it's been quite good to me. I have no major complaints.

However, I find myself using it less frequently than I used to, and after some research, I'm in the process of moving to a different ftpd.

Originally I was considering Proftpd, due to its popularity (it seems to be about #2 after wu-ftpd), but I've never been a big fan of it. I remember when it's backers were constantly talking about how it was so much more secure than wu-ftpd, but then a rash of security issues were discovered, and those claims pretty much died.

After more research, I narrowed it down to lukemftpd (the NetBSD ftp daemon, of Luke Mewburn's work) and vsftpd. I'm almost as much of a fan of NetBSD as I am of Debian, and I've long used lukem's ftp client as my primary ftp client. At the same time, vsftpd is being used by quite a few high profile groups (Red Hat, SuSE, Debian, GNU, Gnome, KDE, kernel.org, sunet.se, sunsite.org.uk, etc), and they do a great job of explaining and detailing the design and implementation behind it.

So, I've settled on vsftpd. I'm setting it up right now, and will post if I have any issues, problems, or other comments on it.


I didn't see the subject line, so when I read the first line of this post my first thought was, "You're going to become a woman?" :>


I'm thinking I need to go back and tweak that subject line. ;-)