Paul Trippett paul at icdw.co.uk
Sat Sep 11 23:18:37 UTC 2004

Why not take a BSD approach and give them the option when installing the
package, say for example...

# rpm -i vsftp....rpm
Would you like to enable Anonymous logins? (y/n) [N] 
Would you like to enable Local user Logins? (y/n) [N]

Copying relevant base configuration file.... Done.

Anonymous/User logins have been enabled if at a later date you would
like to change this behaviour you can do so by editing /etc/vsftpd.conf 



On Sat, 2004-09-11 at 21:13, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> ... And if you want anonymous logins, you WILL notice it if it dont
> work. Same goes to user-logins. So why not simply disable both in the
> standard-config-file (effectively making the server unusable until
> someone have changed the config), and include comments telling how to
> enable it?
> One common use case for non-anonymous ftp is file uppload to a web-hotel
> - as most users either dont know about or dont care about more secure
> ways. And those have mostly disabled ssh logins.
> lør, 11.09.2004 kl. 11.39 skrev Paul Trippett:
> > On Sat, 2004-09-11 at 06:42, Charles R. Anderson wrote:
> > > Not really...I think he makes a very valid point that allowing trusted
> > > users to login via FTP is worse than allowing anonymous users FTP
> > > access.  FTP should only ever be used in anonymous mode, like HTTP
> > > servers are mostly used for.  If you don't what that, don't enable the
> > > service.
> > 
> > yes, it is best practise but how many companies use FTP on there
> > internal network "in a controlled enviroment" to put data onto internal
> > web/ftp/email etc servers. This number has to outway the number of
> > companies running known anonymous ftp servers. Linux is being used more
> > an more in internal company networks where anonymous ftp to servers
> > would not be wanted.
> > 
> > /pt
> > 

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