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Re: Adding ftp to master.passwd and group
On 26/01/2017 00:12, Martin Neitzel wrote:
* 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
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.
That's a fair observation - and I deliberately didn't mention this so I
could hopefully trigger a reaction!
As we don't ship a ftp user, why do we ship a very basic skeletion of a
classical ftp directory in /var/spool/ftp?
IMHO we should either punt the directory from the base install OR add an
entry to master.passwd for the ftp user ... but maybe commented out to
maintain the status-quo (does master.passwd supprt this?)?
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