WU-FTPD

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Overview

WU-FTPD is a popular free/open-source FTP server.

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Notes

Linux

Relevant configuration files:

  • /etc/inetd.conf: network configuration. Should include a line specifying wu-ftpd as the handler for ftp connections (e.g. the last line in this sample inetd.conf; "-a" added on recommendation of FAQ):
woozle@rizzo:~$ sudo cat /etc/inetd.conf
#<off># netbios-ssn     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  /usr/sbin/smbd
swat            stream  tcp     nowait.400      root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  /usr/sbin/swat
ftp             stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  /usr/sbin/wu-ftpd -l -a
  • /etc/ftpusers: list of system users not allowed to connect via ftp (typically "root" and other admin accounts)
  • ftpaccess: main configuration file. Haven't found where this file lives yet; maybe it has to be created from scratch?
  • Absolutely could not get wu-ftpd to work; this is what always happens, regardless of where I'm trying to connect from:
woozle@rizzo:~$ ftp localhost
ftp: connect: Connection refused
Giving up and trying ProFTPD