Re: Is there fix for FTP server?

Marc Singer (elf@netcom.com)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 12:10:23 -0800 (PST)

> The information below the original post is one that I normally send on the
> wu-ftpd list to make people aware of the help tools available for
> configuring wu-ftpd. The questions about not showing directory contents
> is *very* common. It is not that ftpd is broken, but that it is
> misconfigured.

I gathered that.

> I've not installed RH's ftpd, so I don't know what the results are;
> however, installing the RPM cannot be expected to properly set up the
> entire directory and file structure for a given site. That is something
> that you absolutely must study and understand for yourself in order to set
> up the security and access permissions that is proper for your site.

I don't I agree with this. While the specifics of local policy cannot
be configured, it IS reasonable to expect that the package be TESTED
before being released. The trouble with the ftp rpm is that they use
a dynamically linked version of ls and do not include the libraries.

-- Marc Singer

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