Subject: Re: TAKE 2: ftpd(8) enhancements
To: None <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-userlevel
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
>guests nomodify

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 <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken