[Lvlug] Good Win32 FTP Server?
rignes at ptd.net
Wed Sep 14 23:13:51 EDT 2005
* Mark <mstanley at technologist.com> [2005-09-14 22:59:22-0400]
> On Wednesday 14 September 2005 04:28 pm, Brian Reichert wrote:
> > I've been tasked with getting an ftp server setup for a company. I've been
> > told it must be a windows system.
> This is the second time this week I've heard something like this on the list.
> I feel for you but it completely flabbergasts me that someone (management?)
> would be silly enough to mandate the OS that a file server or FTP server runs
> on. I mean, really, what user is going to know or care which OS is giving
> them the file that they are trying to download/copy?
> > Anyone here have good experience with any of the various Win32 FTP servers?
> Not me. We always use Linux/Unix for our FTP servers. Why pay hundreds of
> dollars for a crap server when you can get a Slack disk for $29.95?
> > I can think of warftp and Serv-U, are there others you'd recommend?
> This one looks interesting, http://www.pureftpd.org/windows/ but this URL is a
> deep link into the site and doesn't seem to be mentioned on the home page at
> all. So it may be complete crap.
> Filezilla (http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/) would be the first one I would
> try if I were slaved to a crap OS like winblows.
> And finally AnomicFTPD: A freeware FTP Server. From the web page
> This is an enterprise-suited, RFC959 compliant terminal-based ftpd server in
> > I know, it's a bit off topic...
> Well, more like anti-topic. ;-) Sorry for the flaming but I hope the answers
> above helped enough that you can at least run an open source ftp server if
> not an open source OS.
Oh, did I mention that, for some odd reason, my boss would rather pay for a
server than use one that is free and works? I don't get it...
The best defense against logic is ignorance.
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