Hi all,

I need to add an ftpd to my Debian laptop and wwondered what ppl have used and can 
recommend and what not maybe to use.
Previously I just had put the install scripts put one on for me but now I can see I 
have quite a few choices.
Use is mainly for home machine<-->machine but will be using at at uni where it will be 
effectively directly connected
so security is a concern. (my IRIX box here shows several attemps / week) 
But also I wont be using virtual hosts or anything fancy (hence dont need proftp). So 
simpliclity is a plus.
Users will be mainly me at uni.
Anyone used oftpd, vsftpd or twoftpd.

Package: ftpd
Provides: ftp-server
Description: FTP server
This is the netkit ftp server.  It is recommended for you to use one of its
alternatives, such as wu-ftpd or proftpd.
Task: unix-server

Package: ftpd-ssl
Maintainer: Christoph Martin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server
Description: FTP server with SSL encryption support.
This is the netkit ftp server with encryption support
ftpd-ssl replaces normal ftpd using SSL authentication and  encryption.
It interoperates with normal ftp.
It checks if the other side is also talking SSL, if not it falls back
to normal ftp protocol.
Advantages over normal ftp(d): Your passwords and the data you send
will not go in cleartext over the line. Nobody can get it with
tcpdump or similar tools.

Package: lukemftpd
Maintainer: Takuo KITAME <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server, ftpd
Description: The enhanced ftp daemon from NetBSD.
`lukemftpd' is what many users affectionately call the enhanced ftp
server in NetBSD (http://www.netbsd.org).  The `lukem' comes from
the account name of the NetBSD developer who wrote most of the
enhancements: Luke Mewburn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>.

Package: muddleftpd
Maintainer: Joerg Jaspert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server
Description: A flexible and efficient FTP daemon
MuddleFTPd has been designed from the ground up to be efficient,
configurable and to be tolerant of being run in root or non-root mode.
This server enables users to set up a variety of configurations, from
a traditional FTP server using the password file for everything, to
using the password file for nothing running entirely as a single

Package: oftpd
Maintainer: Matthew Danish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server
Description: A secure anonymous FTP server
Designed from the ground up to be as secure as an anonymous FTP server
can be.  It runs as non-root and uses chroot() to hide the rest of the
system from the ftp daemon.  It is designed to work efficiently with

Package: pyftpd
Maintainer: Radovan Garabik <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Description: ftp daemon with advanced features
multithreaded ftp daemon written in python, featuring advanced
permission scheme, upload/download speed throttling,
GUI configuration, internal database of users and more.
Does not need to run as root.

Package: twoftpd
Maintainer: Gerrit Pape <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Description: a simple secure efficient FTP server
This is twoftpd, a new FTP server that strives to be secure, simple, and
efficient.  None of the commands can cause execution of other programs,
and the normal model of execution does a chroot to the logged in user's
directory immediately after authentication.
The name "twoftpd" comes from the fact that there were two parts to the
server -- an authenticating front end, which contains no file or data
transfer code, and a back end, which contains all the data transfer

Package: vsftpd
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server
Description: The Very Secure FTP Daemon
A lightweight, efficient FTP server written from the ground up with
security in mind.
vsftpd supports both anonymous and non-anonymous FTP, PAM authentication,
bandwidth limiting, and the Linux sendfile() facility.

Package: proftpd
Maintainer: Ivo Timmermans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Provides: ftp-server
Description: Versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon
A powerful replacement for wu-ftpd, this File Transfer Protocol
daemon supports hidden directories, virtual hosts, and per-directory
".ftpaccess" files.  It uses a single main configuration file, with a
syntax similar to Apache.


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