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Re: Bug#140332: ITP: pureftpd -- PureFTPd - A fast, standard compliant, production quality FTP server.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 04:12:16PM +0100, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Version: N/A; reported 2002-03-28
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : pureftpd
>   Version         : 1.0.10
> * URL             : http://www.pureftpd.org/
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : PureFTPd - A fast, standard compliant, production quality FTP server.
> Pure-FTPd is a fast, production-quality, standards-conformant FTP
>  server based upon Troll-FTPd. Unlike other popular FTP servers, it has
>  no known security flaws, is trivial to set up and is especially
>  designed for modern Linux kernels (setfsuid, sendfile, capabilities).
>  .


"Unlike other popular FTP servers" is not a really useful description. 
I hold up vsftpd, which uses both sendfile (I believe) and capabilities,
is trivial to set up, has no known security flaws, has been extensively
audited, as well as being written from scratch, and has been packaged
for over a year now.

I'm not objecting to the creation of this package if you think pureftpd
has something to offer.  From scanning the web page, it looks as if it
does - although I'm skeptical that a project with this many bells and
whistles is really fully audited.  Its source code is enormous compared
to a minimalistic performer like vsftpd.  It targets a somewhat
different user.

But please describe it in terms of what it offers, rather than how it
compares to others.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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