Subject: Re: [Summer of code] Proposal : a Sftp server
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/15/2005 10:40:44
On Jun 14, 2005, at 8:15 PM, James K. Lowden wrote:

> I don't understand why sshd isn't just a better inetd.  IOW, why  
> can't it
> accept a connection, authenticate the user, and hand it off to the  
> next
> layer?  Why can't ftp & fptd be taught to speak ssh, instead of  
> replacing
> them with new, feature-poor versions?  Do all things secure have to  
> taste
> like unsalted oatmeal?

How about teach our ftp and ftpd to speak SSL/TLS instead.

-- thorpej