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Re: [opensuse] FTP Access
On 11/16/2014 08:15 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2014-11-16 13:59, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 11/16/2014 07:37 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
That is probably why everybody uses http instead of ftp nowdays.

I recommend this for a number of reasons. The CGI that can be set up
for a httpd transfer (using cURL or wget as a client if you want to
automated or a much more friendly and informative GUI/html interface)
can do much better logging, trigger events, filer and deliver, throttle
and so much more.

But not upload. :-)

Yes you can.
We see plenty of web sites that allow uploading!
Thing, for example of webmail sites that allow you to attach a
photograph from your PC (or dating sites similar).

You can use wget for all of them.

The ftpd daemon is probably smaller, and triggers via xinitd, so not
running till needed. Can also trigger events, I believe.

If you are going to argue 'minimalist' then yes, one can set up a very
small httpd server that way. There's nothing to stop httpd requests
being managed by xinetd.

However I'd note that minimalist ftp servers lack many features to do
with access control, logging and security. More capable ftp servers
such as the "proftp" distributed with Suse ...

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ProFTPD grew out of the desire to have a secure and configurable FTP
server, and out of a significant admiration of the Apache web server.

When the Project began, the most commonly used server was wu-ftpd. While
wu-ftpd provides excellent performance and is generally a good product,
it lacks numerous features found in newer Win32 FTP servers and has a
poor security history. Many people, including the developers who work on
ProFTPD, had spent a great deal of time fixing bugs and hacking features
into wu-ftpd. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear that a complete
redesign was necessary in order to implement the reconfigurability and
features desired.

In addition to wu-ftpd, there are a few of other FTP servers available
which are designed to be light-weight and secure at the expense of
configurability. For example, Troll FTP is an excellent FTP daemon which
is considerably more secure and less resource-intensive than wu-ftpd.
Unfortunately, while it is quite suitable for basic FTP services, it
does not offer the feature set required for more sophisticated FTP sites.

* light weight
* configurable
* secure
A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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