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What are the benefits here?
Authored by: digitalone on Jan 24, '03 06:51:06AM

Excuse the ignorance,
But what are the advantages of proFTPD over the built-in server in 10.2.3? Will this give me the abilty to monitor a connections progress as well as its stats [i.e.- 38% completed ,45k/sec, or somehing along those lines.] I don't believe, or haven't found am efficient way to do this yet. [PEBKAC! :>]
And I will have the same GUI control in the sharing panel, too i take it?


PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

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What are the benefits here?
Authored by: fireproof on Dec 15, '03 05:21:26PM
Well, I switched because my users were having trouble with Dreamweaver's FTP (it's documented on Macromedia's website, and they're not fixing it). And, yeah, I know that Dreamweaver MX 2004 has SFTP, but my users haven't all switched yet and may never get there. Here's one addition, for those that are making the switch on OS X Server (10.2.8 in my case) -- once you've modified the /etc/xinetd.d/ftp file to look like the inetd.conf above, you'll still need to make sure that your users have a default shell of some sort, or they won't be able to login via ftp at all!
service ftp
        disable = no
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/local/sbin/proftpd
        groups          = yes
        flags           = REUSE

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