Subject: Re: ftpd(8) enhancements
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel BOUYER <email@example.com>
Date: 04/24/1997 17:21:32
On Apr 24, Luke Mewburn wrote
> I've been re-integrating some features that were originally hacked
> into a private copy of ftpd(8) by Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> These are:
> * output of a ".message" file the first time a directory is
> * notification of the existance of "README*" files the first
> time a directory is entered.
> * "conversion"; allowing retrieval of files or directories in
> another format by specifying a target suffix. E.g, given a
> directory "foo", "foo.tar" will return a tarfile containing
> foo, and "foo.tar.gz" will contain a gzipped tarfile. The
> "conversion" modes are only supported for retrievals, and are
> configurable via "/etc/ftpconv".
> * transfer rate limiting, via "SITE SPEED maxKBs", where maxKBs
> is the maximum KB/s that will be transferred. Whilst this is
> a disgusting and nasty hack, it's useful on slower (modem)
> links where you don't want your entire bandwidth soaked up
> by your ftp session.
> Some of these features are similar to those provided by wu-ftpd.
> Currently, all of these options are compiled in unless the
> preprocessor #define SMALL is set.
> I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this more configurable.
> Any more suggestions or comments before I prepare to commit?
Looks great, but also please add a way to limit the number of user if
this doesn't exist already (didn't look at the man page). It's usefull
for small servers.
Manuel Bouyer, MASI, Universite Paris VI.