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

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 03:45:57PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> >   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. 
> But please describe it in terms of what it offers, rather than how it
> compares to others.

"No known security flaws" is meaningless, anyway.  If there was a known
security flaw in a program, I'd expect it to be fixed; *every* program
should be able to say this except for the (hopefully brief) periods
between bug discovery and bug fixing.  (And "unlike other popular FTP
servers" frankly comes across to me as, well, petty.)

And "especially designed for modern Linux kernels" comes across negatively
to me--being designed for a specific kernel implies nonportable elements.
Design for modern Unixes; support individual kernel features as appropriate.

Glenn Maynard

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