Rik freebsd-users at
Sun Feb 10 00:00:18 GMT 2002

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 12:45:49PM +0000, Paul Robinson wrote:
> On Feb  8, Dominic Marks <dominic_marks at> wrote:
> > I *strongly* suggest you don't use wu-ftpd. It's security record is
> > diabolical.
> There are two opinions on this - that bad security history means you
> shouldn't run that code, or that it means you *should* run it. The fact that

... or, you could use an ftpd designed secure from the beginning,
written by someone who's used to writing secure code. An example would
be vsftpd. I like it, and it is what I use on the one server I have
where FTP is enabled. Lukemftpd also looks good, from readmes.

An example of an ftp to *not* use is DJB's publicfile.  I have a whole
rant about it, which I will send out, if people want.

PGP Key: D2729A3F - Keyserver: - rich at rdrose dot org
Key fingerprint = 5EB1 4C63 9FAD D87B 854C  3DED 1408 ED77 D272 9A3F
Public key also encoded with outguess on

More information about the Ukfreebsd mailing list