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Re: Bug#238143: ITP: wzdftpd -- A portable, modular, efficient and not user-friendly ftp server

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:36:44PM +0100, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> Pierre Chifflier <chifflier@cpe.fr> writes:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> >
> > * Package name    : wzdftpd
> >   Version         : 0.2.3
> >   Upstream Author : Pierre Chifflier <chifflier@cpe.fr>
> > * URL             : http://www.wzdftpd.net/
> > * License         : GPL
> >   Description     : A portable, modular, efficient and not user-friendly ftp server


Thanks for your reply. Globally, the description is not adequate, mainly
because I pasted the description from sourceforge, which was describing
the server for all possible users (including windows ones, yes).

> >
> >  wzdftpd is designed to run in user-mode, and to be entirely
>                                  ^^^^^^^^^
> As opposed to what? Kernel mode? 

My bad, I should have said 'to be run as a simple user' as opposed to

> >  configurable using SITE commands (no gui !). It works on
>                                     ^^^^^^^^^^
> Ahem... Server applications w/o a GUI are not _that_ uncommon in
> Unix-like systems.

No configuration gui. Again, this _is_ uncommon for other users.

> >  linux/win32 (use winsock for best perfs), supports SSL, and is
>          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Irrlevant for Debian. At least for now. ;-)

And for a long time, I hope ! :)

> >  multithreaded.
> >  .
> >  Extensions can be written using modules or externals scripts.
> >  Features are: unix-like permissions+acls, virtual users/groups, security,
> >  speed, bandwith limitation (user,group,global), group admins, per command
> >  authorizations, ratio, etc.
> "Flexible user management"

Ok, though I don't think it covers the same features. I'll change these
lines a bit.

> >  Virtual dirs/files can be defined, with restrictions on users/groups/flags.
> >  Users can belong to several groups, allowing to define group properties.
> >  wzdftpd is distributed under the terms of the GPL.
>    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Don't put that into the description.


> Considering that this is not going to be the first ftp server in
> Debian, tell people what makes it special, if you want your package to
> be widely used.

I changed the description to be the following:

 wzdftpd is designed to be run as a user, and to be entirely
 configurable using
 SITE commands. It works on linux/bsd/win32, supports Ipv6, SSL, and is
 Features are: flexible user management, acls, virtual users/groups,
 speed, bandwith limitation, per command authorization, virtual
 directories, dynamic
 ip changes auto-detection, etc.
 It includes several authentication backends, is easily
 scriptable and provides
 a powerfull event-driven system to extend server.

Thanks for you reply !

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