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proftpd and port forwarding
  • From: Bastian Friedrich <bastian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 18:00:01 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0012041753060.18057-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Due to the inherent vulnerability of the wu.ftpd, I want to switch to a
different ftp daemon after upgrading one of my Webservers. It's Webmasters
need ftp access (*sigh*); plain text login is no choice, so port
forwarding of the control connection through a secure tunnel is needed
(in this case via ssh: ssh -L <port>:<server>:21 <server>).

The precompiled packages from SuSE will not work this way; wuftpd needs an
additional configure parameter at compile time to work.

I was not able to get the standard in.ftpd or proftpd (preferred) work
with a tunneled control connection. Am I missing something, or is this


PS: Sorry if you regard this mail being rather of the "how do i
configure..." type than security related... Let's try it here anyway ;)

Bastian Friedrich bastian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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