Subject: Re: TAKE 2: ftpd(8) enhancements
To: None <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/09/1997 12:57:31
>Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 12:45:44 -0400 (EDT)
>From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
>> Here's the latest doc describing the format of /etc/ftpd.conf
>> CLASS one of: none, real, anonymous, chroot, all
>I would like to see (not "I expect to see" or necessarily even "I think
>it would be reasonable to do") a way to declare a new class and
>describe what users belong to it. Something semantically akin to
>class guests joe fred hsmith pdj
>guests speed 64
I don't see why a new mechanism is necessary for this; just say that
class=group and let /etc/group determine membership.
>On the other hand, I'm not sure _any_ of this goop belongs in there;
>"if you want wu-ftpd, you know where to find it".
What he said.
Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken