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

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 09:45:35PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Pierre Chifflier <chifflier@cpe.fr>
> The only thing that is relevant in a Debian package description
> is that it works on Debian, which rather goes without saying.

I agree, this has nothing to do in the .deb description - removed.

> >  Features are: flexible user management, acls, virtual users/groups,
> >  security, speed, bandwith limitation, per command authorization,
> >  virtual directories, dynamic ip changes auto-detection, etc.
> I'm afraid this still doesn't tell me why I'd want to use this ftp
> server instead of one of the (many) other ftp servers already
> available in Debian.

Well, i've not found any equivalent server in the existing, which
correspond to _all_ these features. Most scriptable servers are not
free, dynamic ip changes are generally not working, I've never seen
virtual directories working, only a very few of them are extensible,
IMHO the main feature is the online administration, you do not have to
get an account on the hosting server or to edit config files by hand,
all is configurable online.

That said, I agree the description does not reflect these features
correctly, that's why I'm tweaking it according to all your remarks.

> And is "security" really a feature? It ought to be implied.

Funny .. Implied the same as proftpd does ?
I am just saying we use regular audits on code to find vulnerabilities,
and that the server was written with security in mind.

All of this does not mean of course that the server is perfect in a
perfect world - that's just the directions we are taking in the

BOFH excuse #210:

We didn't pay the Internet bill and it's been cut off.

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