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From "Dmitry Medvedev" <medve...@rsdsoft.msk.ru>
Subject Re: does Apache have FTP functionality
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2002 13:01:51 GMT
righto, Daniel !
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Lopez" <daniel@rawbyte.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: does Apache have FTP functionality


>
> > > Er, yes. Covalent (http://covalent.net) has an
> > > addon FTP module for Apache 2.0 that allows Apache
> > > to serve FTP requests
> >
> > Can someone explain why this is useful?  Asking Apache to serve FTP
> > strikes me as kind of like asking if there is an add-on so 'vi' can
> > evaluate spreadsheets or 'Word' can act as a digital audio editor.  Why
> > make Apache into something it isn't?  Why not just use one of the many
> > fine FTP servers available?
>
> Apache 2.0 provides a fairly powerful generic server framework, with a
multi
> protocol module abstraction. HTTP is just one of hte protocols that can be
> supported. There are currently mod_pop3 (open source) and mod_ftp
(commercial)
> but others should be possible.
>
> Most of the advantages stem from that shared framework: the FTP module can
> take advantage of Apache authentication modules such as for LDAP or MySQL,
> use mod_ssl to provide support for secure FTP (necessary for many
> of our finantial institutions customers) or generate files on the fly
using
> PHP
>
> It also eases the burden of sysadmins so they do not need to manage two
> separate servers and configuration files.
>
> Finally, all of the major Unix ftp servers out there have a long track
> record of serious remote vulnerabilities (proftpd, wuftpd, etc.)
> Although not a guarantee, building on top of a proven, secure server
> framework like Apache such reduce the risk of exploits.
>
> These are te ones I can think right now. I do not want it to sound as a
> commercial plug for mod_ftp :), most of the advantages would apply to any
> other protocol modules as well
>
> Cheers
>
> Daniel
>
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