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Crimsonsky7 23rd January 2009 13:08

ProFTPD vs PureFTPD
 
Hi all,

Up to now I have always used ProFTPD mostly because I'm used to it.

Now a friend of mine suggested that I should use PureFTPD but he could not explain why.

Now my question is.

What is the difference? (pros and cons)
Is it worth switching?


Thanks in advanced,

Crimsonsky.

topdog 23rd January 2009 13:51

I would say dump both and use vsftpd, both have long histories of security vulnerabilities.

falko 24th January 2009 13:56

If you're using system users, you could use vsftpd, proftpd, or pureftpd - I don't see many differences between the three (except maybe vulnerabilities, but AFAIK, there haven't been any in the past few months, but I might be wrong). If you want to install ISPConfig 2, then you must use proftpd.

If you want to use virtual users from a MySQL database, then use proftpd or pureftpd - vsftpd does not support this natively. If you want to install ISPConfig 3, you must use pureftpd (proftpd might be supported in a later version).

Ben 24th January 2009 16:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by falko (Post 166013)
If you're using system users, you could use vsftpd, proftpd, or pureftpd - I don't see many differences between the three (except maybe vulnerabilities, but AFAIK, there haven't been any in the past few months, but I might be wrong). If you want to install ISPConfig 2, then you must use proftpd.

correct me if i am wrong, but unlinke ispc3, ispconfig2 also supports vsftp, what in my eyes is the better choice unless you need more than one anonymous ftp per IP. Better choice just because of the trend to be a more secure one, although I do not know when the last issue was known with proftp ;)


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