[Kolab-devel] More information on proftpd

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Sat Feb 28 12:47:34 CET 2004

Am Wednesday 25 February 2004 17:51 schrieb Bernhard Reiter:


> > > > 	I did get the users to be able to authenticate with their username
> > > > and password though.

> IIRC the reason is, that
> as ftp is insecure over the line,
> we should not use the real user password for this.
> So I'm not sure if your change is desireable.

Yes, this is exactly the issue. Proftpd could directly use the real name / 
passwords via LDAP but we _dont_ want this as this would expose the passwords 
for sniffers and makes all our other ssl based efforts worthless.

Please consider the ftp upload approach a plain workaround for limitations in 
Win NT 4. For more recent Windows OSs using webdavs is much better and 

-- martin

Dipl.-Phys. Martin Konold
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