Subject: Re: ftpd(8) enhancements
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/24/1997 11:10:10
>Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 20:16:25 +1000
>From: Luke Mewburn <>
>Curt Sampson writes:
>> Create a /etc/ftp.conf file and put *all* configuration information
>> (excepting that currently in /etc/ftpusers and /etc/ftpchroot) in
>> there. Three config files is plenty for any program; if you use
>> /etc/ftpconv just for the conversions, we'll need a fourth one to
>> turn on and off things like README notification and so on.

This sounds fine, but I think the name of the file should be
ftpd.conf, not ftp.conf.  It controls the behavior of the daemon, not
the client.

>Here's some notes I whipped up on the format of ftp.conf. It seems to
>provide the level of control you want.

>(Note: some of these are currently controlled by #ifdefs in the
>source, but this appears to be a more consistant location to set this
>type of stuff)

Note that you need sane defaults if /etc/ftp{,d}.conf is absent!
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken