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10.3 Server: Repair a broken FTP server after upgrade OS X Server
I noticed that after upgrading my server to 10.3 I lost FTP services. Apparently I am not alone in this problem. It seems that Jacin Ferreira on the Apple Discussion boards found a solution that I am reprinting here to aid others:
Please look in /Library/FTPServer/Configuration/Messages/ and look for a file named shutdown.txt inside that directory. If it is there, trash it and restart your FTP server.
It worked great for me!
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10.3 Server: Repair a broken FTP server after upgrade
Authored by: enigmamf on Jan 07, '04 02:58:43PM

One word: SFTP



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10.3 Server: Repair a broken FTP server after upgrade
Authored by: hoss on Jan 07, '04 04:31:29PM

SFTP is definatly the way to go for most transfers but there are some situations where it is overkill or where you need anonymous (guest) connections.

I just wanted FTP server to work as advertised after the upgrade. Glad I could help others out.

- jacin ferreira (hoss)



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10.3 Server: Repair a broken FTP server after upgrade
Authored by: tc_nyc on Jan 07, '04 05:35:33PM

All right! Many thanks to you for that tip.



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Same thing here!
Authored by: mccallister on Jan 07, '04 06:00:08PM

I upgraded to 10.3 server on Dec 22nd and had the same problem. It wasn't until I found the apple knowlege base article that said to delete shutdown.txt did I manage to resolve the problem.

If this is such a common problem, why wasn't this discovered and corrected during beta testing?



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Same thing here!
Authored by: mccallister on Jan 07, '04 06:01:22PM

Actually, the file is in library/ftpserver/messages folder.



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yet another one word ;-)
Authored by: macubergeek on Jan 08, '04 05:28:41AM

scp



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Use PureFTPd!
Authored by: giorgiosca on Jan 07, '04 06:05:49PM

The built-in ftp server is very slow. I prefer PureFTPd, http://jeanmatthieu.free.fr/pureftpd/
Free, easy to install, virtual users, etc....



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Use PureFTPd!
Authored by: ronaldo1 on Jan 09, '04 05:38:56PM

FTP is very INSECURE, use SSH/SFTP.



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Use PureFTPd!
Authored by: Jean-Matthieu on Jan 22, '04 07:53:42PM

Note that you can encrypt the control channel using SSL/TLS mechanisms, but the data channel will remain 'clear'. This will protect user passwords for what it's worth.
It would be nice if cool softwares like Transmit were compatible with SSL-oriented FTP servers (lftp is, if I remember correctely)



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Use PureFTPd!
Authored by: Jean-Matthieu on Feb 12, '04 05:38:00PM

A look at RFC 2228 (FTP security extensions) revealed that there were 4 data channel protection's levels.



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