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System Administration Guide: Network Services
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What's New for the Solaris 9 FTP Server?

Significant changes were made to the FTP Server in the Solaris 9 release, so this section has been retained for the Solaris 10 release. The FTP Server is compatible with Solaris 8 FTP software, yet offers new capability with improved performance for Solaris 9 users.

Table 27-1 What's New for the Solaris 9 FTP Server

Feature

Description

For Information

User classification by type and location

Permits you to define a class of users, based on type and address

How to Define FTP Server Classes

Limits per class

Controls the number of users from a certain class who are allowed simultaneous login, based on limits that are set in the ftpaccess file

How to Set User Login Limits

System-wide and directory-related messages

Displays the messages that you specify for particular events

How to Create Messages to Be Sent to Users

Upload permissions per directory

Allows you to control uploads to the FTP Server, including file and directory creation and permissions

How to Control Uploads to the FTP Server

File name filter

Enables you to specify which characters, in what sequence, are acceptable in the name of an uploaded file

How to Control Uploads to the FTP Server

Virtual host support

Permits you to configure the FTP server to support multiple domains on a single machine

How to Enable Complete Virtual Hosting

Command logging

Allows logging of commands that are executed by real, guest, and anonymous FTP users

How to Check the Commands Executed by FTP Users

Transfer logging

Allows logging of transfers for real, guest, and anonymous FTP users

ftpaccess(4), xferlog(4), in.ftpd(1M)

As-needed compression and archiving

Allows as-needed compression and archiving by using conversions that are specified in the ftpconversions file

ftpconversions(4), ftpaccess(4)

The following list shows the Solaris 8 features that are not supported in later releases.

  • The Solaris 8 /etc/default/ftpd is not supported in later releases. During upgrade, BANNER and UMASK entries are converted to their wu-ftpd equivalents. However, the system administrator might need to manually convert some BANNER lines for the equivalent ftpaccess greeting capability. For further information, see ftpaccess(4).

  • The sublogin feature that is provided by the Solaris 8 FTP Server is not supported by the Solaris 9 FTP Server.

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