Subject: Re: FTPD-current
To: Ciarcinski, Adam \(ISS Brussels\) <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2002 10:47:14
On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 07:10:15AM -0500, Ciarcinski, Adam (ISS Brussels) wrote:
> Hi,
> I have two questions regarding the 'ftpd'.
> 1. nessus-1.0.10 reports that 'ftpd' can be killed after
>    ~3000 login tries; during the test 'inetd' reports
>    "ftp/tcp server falling (looping), service terminated"
>    Is it 'ftpd''s security issue?

man inetd.conf  It's configurable.

The fields of the configuration file are as follows:

           server program arguments

``max'' suffix (separated from ``wait'' or ``nowait'' by a dot) specifies
the maximum number of server instances that may be spawned from inetd
within an interval of 60 seconds. When omitted, ``max'' defaults to 40.

> 2. The latest 'ftpd' (from the -current branch) behaves
>    strangely with some clients, including Windows2000
>    'ftp' command and Amiga Genesis 'ftp' and 'ncftp':
>    only one command can be issued, and after that it
>    hangs.
>    Is this on purpose?

Does it hang during the first command? (i.e. 'ls' never returns output)
That more often indicates that the client is behind a firewall that
doesn't do active ftp properly...

I don't have either of those clients handy for testing though.

David Maxwell,| -->
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