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Re: Recommended, easy to manage FTP server for Debian Lenny?

On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 12:55:59 +0100, Csanyi Pal wrote:

> Camaleón writes:
>> If you need a GUI for user handling, webmin could be an option, as it
>> provides modules for "proftpd" (and "vsftp", IIRC) as well as other FTP
>> servers.
> On Debian GNU/Linux Lenny and on Squeeze the command: aptitude search
> webmin give to me no results.
> One can download webmin debian package from here:
> http://www.webmin.com/deb.html
> Why isn't it in the Debian repository?

> Is it safe to install it from there?


"Safe"? Dunno, last time I installed from upstream it worked just fine (I 
was running openSUSE). But the "safest" solution is manually editing the 
configuration files ;-)
> I have tried gforge-ftp-proftpd; I have installed it on my server box
> but then I don't know how to use it?


But I don't know what the program is aimed for ("gadmin-proftpd" seems to 
be a front-end for setting up proftp but the one you mention looks like 
another thing) :-?

>> P.S. There was a recently exploit in ProFTPD package, if you are
>> thinking in installing, just ensure you get an unaffected package.
> I have installed it on Lenny with command: 'sudo aptitude install
> proftpd' so I think it is unaffected because I trust to Debian
> maintainers that Debian is the most secure operating system, right?

The bug was tracked here:


It seems lenny packages were not affected.



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