Debian Bug report logs - #640469
RFP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: jsmith@resonatingmedia.com

Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 04:06:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Mon, 05 Sep 2011 04:06:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jesse Smith <jsmith@resonatingmedia.com>
To: submit <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:33:35 -0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

URL: http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/
License: GPLv2

Description: Bftpd is a small FTP daemon which is designed to be easy to
install and use. Most home users will be able to simply install and run
Bftpd without any configuration. Bftpd is a self-contained FTP server
and does not rely on any third-party applications when run in a chroot
environment.

The Bftpd server is typically used in areas where having a small, simple
FTP daemon is required, such as routers, live CDs and academic projects.
The Bftpd server runs on most Linux distributions, FreeBSD, Solaris and
MINIX (with some configurations).






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Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Sun, 11 Sep 2011 06:15:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>:
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Message #10 received at 640469@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>
To: 640469@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:12:48 -0600
retitle 640469 ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
owner 640469 !

I am interested in packaging bftpd, I have a version on mentors[0]
that you can review. The package is lintian clean.

I already put the package in a git repo on collab-maint[1]

[0]http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/b/bftpd/bftpd_3.6-1.dsc
[1]http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/bftpd.git;a=summary

-- 
Wences Arana
nacido para ser libre
Debian FTW
9455 B304 491E 1165 43C8  1B34 8678 4112 D3AC 9B13




Changed Bug title to 'ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon' from 'RFP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon' Request was from Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Sep 2011 06:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>. Request was from Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Sep 2011 06:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>:
Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:12:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Tautschnig <mt@debian.org>:
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Message #19 received at 640469@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Tautschnig <mt@debian.org>
To: Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>, 640469@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFS: bftpd - Very configurable small FTP server
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:09:17 +0100
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Hi,

[...]
> bftpd - Very configurable small FTP server
> 
[...]

Could you please help to clarify why we need yet another FTP daemon in Debian?

Many thanks,
Michael

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Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:12:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaf51@gmail.com>:
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Message #24 received at 640469@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaf51@gmail.com>
To: Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>, 640469@bugs.debian.org, debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFS: bftpd - Very configurable small FTP server
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:09:52 -0600
> Could you please help to clarify why we need yet another FTP daemon in Debian?
>
> Many thanks,
> Michael
>
>

I  think is good to have options on Debian an also I asked upstream
and they answered this:

Bftpd has several characteristics which make it ideal for home use and
for small projects. Namely the Bftpd server is quite small and will run
in all sorts of environments, including mobile devices, routers and old
servers. Bftpd is known to run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and has been
run on MINIX.

Second, Bftpd is very easy to set up. Most end-users will not need to
perform any configuration at all after installing Bftpd. It's an
"install and done" program. It also strives to be secure by default. The
config file we ship with the daemon blocks root access and disables
features which could easily be used to DoS FTP servers.

The Bftpd server is quite flexible and works in environments where other
servers may not. For instance the GeexBox project runs Bftpd in a
read-only environment.

The Bftpd project has clean code and is often used in academic circles
to benchmark and test security software and code analyzers. People,
especially CS students, frequently use Bftpd.


Cheers

-- 
Wences Arana
nacido para ser libre
Debian FTW
9455 B304 491E 1165 43C8  1B34 8678 4112 D3AC 9B13




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>:
Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:51:48 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Aron Xu <happyaron.xu@gmail.com>:
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Message #29 received at 640469@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Aron Xu <happyaron.xu@gmail.com>
To: 640469@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug #640469: ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:48:18 +0800
When compiling your supplied files on mentors, I noticed these lines:
checking whether to enable pam... no
checking whether to enable libz... no
checking whether to enable debug... no

Could you explain why you don't enable pam and libz support? And it'll
be great to have a separated debugging symbol package to help debug
problems.

And I suggest to remove debian/dirs and debian/bftpd.dirs, because
using dh commands the directories used are automatically created.

In debian/control, you said it's very easy to configure the daemon to
use a chroot environment to enhance security. But I can't find any
instruction except in /etc/bftpd.conf. It's better to provide a
comprehensive guide to tell users how to configure it as it needs
extra work.



-- 
Regards,
Aron Xu




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>:
Bug#640469; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:40:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:40:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #34 received at 640469@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 640469@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: bftpd: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:24 +0200
retitle 640469 RFP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
noowner 640469
tag 640469 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of bftpd back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting bftpd, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 640469 ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon
 owner 640469 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <640469@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon' from 'ITP: bftpd -- a small, easy to use FTP daemon' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:00:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Wences René Arana Fuentes <aranaX@debian.org.gt>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:00:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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