vsftpd 2.0.5 review

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vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 152K
Developer: Chris Evans
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vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. vsftpd project is secure and extremely fast.

Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon. The "vs" stands for Very Secure. Obviously this is not a guarantee, but a reflection that I have written the entire codebase with security in mind, and carefully designed the program to be resilient to attack.

Recent evidence shows that vsftpd is also extremely fast and scalable. vsftpd has achieved ~4000 concurrent users on a single machine, in a production environment.

Here are some key features of "vsftpd":
Virtual IP configurations
Virtual users
Standalone or inetd operation
Powerful per-user configurability
Bandwidth throttling
Per-source-IP configurability
Per-source-IP limits
Encryption support through SSL integration

What's New in This Release:
The build on Solaris was fixed. OpenBSD and GCC4 build warnings were fixed.
Configurable limits and delays on login attempts were added.
Chained SSL certs are now loaded properly.
Fixes for IE were applied: IE now shows the FTP login dialog again.
Problems with DMAPI filesystems were fixed.
The FEAT response now reflects current configuration.

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