9.04 server: ftpd

bill william at TechServSys.com
Wed Jun 24 10:56:30 UTC 2009

Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 5:36 PM, bill <william at techservsys.com> wrote:
>> I need to be able to ftp into the newly installed 9.04 server.
>> I actually looked up the documentation this time and it said, use
>> sudo apt-get install vsftpd
>> I get:
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> E: can't find vsftpd
>> Does it look on the CD, or on the net ?
> (I stripped the html out of your message)
> I am not using the Server version but it should be in the main
> repository. You can use apt-cache policy to see where it's supposed to
> com from.
> twt at dimension1:~$ apt-cache policy vsftpd
> vsftpd:
>   Installed: (none)
>   Candidate: 2.0.7-0ubuntu1
>   Version table:
>      2.0.7-0ubuntu1 0
>         500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
> twt at dimension1:~$
I love computers - sometimes.
I ran apt-cache and it worked, so I tried apt-install again, and it 
worked this time.
In my first computer class, back in the dark ages, the first thing we 
were taught is that computers only do exactly what you tell them to, not 
what you want them to.

Of course, that was before WinBlows.
> HOWEVER I hope you realize all versions of ftp are discouraged
> nowadays because they're inherently insecure -- if you install any of
> the sshd (secure shell) versions, you can use sftp for file transfers.
I appreciate your concern, this is for a machine on an intranet only.


Bill Drescher
william {at} TechServSys {dot} com

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