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README ====== Biblio@Tech Net::FTPServer - A full-featured, secure, extensible and configurable Perl FTP server. The server was written as part of the Biblio@Tech Schoolmaster.net project and was kindly released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Major features of Net::FTPServer include: * Feature parity with wu-ftpd. * IP-based and IP-less virtual hosting. * Virtual filesystem allows the FTP server to serve files from a SQL database. * Configurable and extensible in Perl. * <Perl> sections in ftpd.conf file. * Supports all the latest RFCs and Internet Drafts, including MLST, MLSD, FEAT, OPTS, LANG. * Secure by design and implementation. * PAM authentication. * Resource limits. * Run standalone or from inetd. * Configurable server greetings and welcome messages. * Anonymous mode. * Run in chroot jail. * Sophisticated access control rules. * wu-ftpd style aliases and cdpath. * SITE EXEC (disabled by default). * Syslog logging. * Set TCP parameters. Missing features: * Upload/download quotas. PREREQUISITES ------------- required: perl >= 5.00503 IO This is also normally included in the basic Perl package, but make sure you have a pretty recent version. IO::stringy This is now required by the main server. Make sure you have at least version 1.220 from CPAN which includes some important bug fixes. optional: Archive::Zip If you want to allow users to create ZIP files from directories on the fly (so-called "archive mode"), you need this module. Authen::PAM If you want to do PAM authentication (eg. you have Red Hat Linux or Solaris). BSD::Resource If you want resource limits to avoid certain types of denial of service (DoS) attack. Compress::Zlib If you want to allow users to create ZIP files from directories on the fly (so-called "archive mode"), you need this module. Digest::MD5 If you want the SITE CHECKSUM command to work correctly. File::Sync Needed for SITE SYNC command. bzip2 If an external "bzip2" program is available, it can be used to create archives automatically. gzip If an external "gzip" program is available, it can be used to create archives automatically. uuencode If an external "uuencode" program is available, it can be used to create uuencoded archives automatically. INSTALLATION ------------ To compile: perl Makefile.PL make make test To install (usually as root): make install You can override where the configuration file will go by specifying the SYSCONFDIR setting. /etc is the default. Or to avoid installing a configuration altogether use "make NOCONF=1 install" instead. The documentation should be automatically installed. Do: man Net::FTPServer or if you don't have a working man pages system, do: pod2man lib/Net/FTPServer.pm | nroff -man | more Read the section "INSTALLING AND RUNNING THE SERVER" to find out how to change the configuration file to suit your local situation, and how to start and stop the server. CONFIGURATION AND DOCUMENTATION ------------------------------- All other documentation is in the Net::FTPServer(3) man page. After installation, type: man Net::FTPServer and read the section "INSTALLING AND RUNNING THE SERVER". SUPPORT AND MAILING LIST ------------------------ NOTE: the information below is still avtive, but please consider to contact discussion forum on CPAN and/or github repositry first. There is a mailing list for general discussion and announcements. See the Savannah mailing list page for details: https://savannah.nongnu.org/mail/?group=netftpserver Bug reports, feature requests, and so on should be sent to the mailing list. CREDITS ------- Copyright (C) 2000 Biblio@Tech Ltd., Unit 2-3, 50 Carnwath Road, London, SW6 3EG, UK. Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Richard Jones <email@example.com> and other contributors.