[CentOS] FTP Migration

Tue May 24 05:46:15 UTC 2011
Marian Marinov <mm at yuhu.biz>

On Tuesday 24 May 2011 05:24:07 listmail wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please feel free to correct any misconceptions in my premises as I get to
> my question. I have about 6 ftp services running on a CentOS system that
> is going down for service, and I want to move the ftp services to a VM on
> another network. These are all running on Proftpd, with fairly complicated
> directory/permissions/rate control layouts, as proftpd nicely supports.
> First, it appears that RH and CentOS have dropped proftpd since I last
> looked and are now only shipping vsftpd in the repositories.
> Second, I looked at the vsftpd site, and noticed a complete absence of
> documentation (other than a basic bare-bones manpage), so I have no idea if
> vsftpd will support anything that I'm doing with proftpd, or any
> information about how to configure anything.
> Obviously I could just install the latest version of proftpd from source on
> the new host and get on with my life, but is there any reason to bite the
> bullet and try to convert my ftp sites to a new, basically undocumented ftp
> server?
> Any input appreciated, especially on conversions of complicated ftp sites
> from proftpd to vsftpd.
> Thanks,
> --Bill

Bill, the proftpd is currently in the EPEL repository.

Information on additional CentOS repos is available at 
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories Pay attention to the 
reference on yum-priorities.

And vsftpd doesn't have even half of the features that proftpd offers. So it 
will be a fairly complicated migration if you go that way.

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