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Chapter 22. Creating an FTP Server > Setting Up ProFTPD as a Replacement for th...

Setting Up ProFTPD as a Replacement for the Default ftpd

If you decide to activate anonymous FTP, especially anonymous FTP with an upload directory, consider replacing the default ftpd with a more modifiable ftpd. A popular, highly configurable replacement ftpd is ProFTPD, available at http://www.proftpd.org/. In addition to being highly configurable, it easily compiles under Mac OS X.

ProFTPD is intended to be a secure, highly configurable FTP server. It is modular in design, like the Apache web server, which is discussed in Chapter 23, “Creating a Web Server.” Although it is intended to be a secure FTP server, ProFTPD is not exempt from security problems. It's still important to regularly monitor the anonymous FTP area, if you have one, as well as make sure that you have the latest version of ProFTPD, which is version 1.2.10 as of this writing.


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