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Re: Adding ftp to master.passwd and group

Hi Roy,

>   *  We ship a FTP server in the base system.
>   *  We supply /var/spool/ftp as a recommened skeletion for anon FTP.
>   *  We DO NOT supply a ftp user in master.passwd (or group).
> Is there a reason for this? Surely we just need to supply a FTP user to
> complete the easy setup of anon FTP server. Any objections to me adding
> this?

Since decades, "enabling ftpd" in /etc/inetd.conf means "enabling
it for real users only".   Enabling anonymous ftp is an additional,
simple, well-documented step which needs to be consciously done
by the admin.

I like it this way, i.e. I object to enabling "real-user ftp" and
"anon ftp" at the same time out of the box.


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