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anyone know of a good, lightweight ftp server that i can use on both arch and ubuntu so i can transfer files between my 2 machines?
Edited by blackspirerider - 3/31/11 at 6:36pm
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proftpd is the most popular, but vsftpd is the most secure.

Both are extremely easy to setup and use and will transfer just as fast.
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Question:
I installed vsftpd and got it working well enough, however I'm wanting to change the default of port 21 over to something else. I read somewhere to find this line:
Code:
listen_port=
and change it, however it is not present in my /etc/vsftpd.conf file and adding the line does not work.

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Not sure what version your using or what distro your using, but I'd say just add it and restart the service and see what happens.
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why not use a combination of ssh/sftp/sshfs?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Freightweight View Post
why not use a combination of ssh/sftp/sshfs?
Overkill?

VSFTPD would work fine and its pretty simple to setup. Here is an example config file:

Code:
anonymous_enable=NO
local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
local_umask=022
dirmessage_enable=YES
xferlog_enable=YES
connect_from_port_20=YES
xferlog_std_format=YES
listen=YES
pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
tcp_wrappers=YES
pasv_min_port=60000
pasv_max_port=65000
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thanks guys. i got vsftp running. works fine.
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