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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Woien, Feb 17, 2008.
What is the best FTP server sollution for Xserve/10.5 ?
And Why ?
There should already be an FTP server built in to the OS.
VSFTPD is likely the best. But OS X (standard and server) ships with it's own ftpd. I think how they are configured matters more than which server you use. Is this for a high volume public FTP server or for light duty on a small LAN?
The problem I had with the FTP server built-in to OSX Server is the need to create full-fledged OSX user identities for ftp access. I ran a server with over 450 ftp client identities, and didn't want to handle that size of user database.
Granted, that was back in the days of 10.3 and 10.4 server, so maybe it's a little easier in Leopard.
Using Rumpus, I was able to create the user list by scripting the export of a tab-delimited text file, output from a mysql database via php scripts. Used to impress my wife with that one.
Not quite sure if the 10-client license for OSXS would limit the number of active ftp accounts available either.