Solaris Package Archive -- wu-ftpd 2.4.2.b18

Solaris Package Archive

wu-ftpd 2.4.2.b18

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What is it
Wuarchive-ftpd, more affectionately known as wu-ftpd, is a replacement FTP daemon for unix systems developed at Washington University, St Lois ( by Bryan D. O'Connor. (who is no longer working on it or supporting it). wu-ftpd is reportedly the most popular ftp daemon on the Internet, used on many anonymous ftp sites all around the world.

Personally I prefer the ProFTPD server as I find it much more configurable. Your mileage may vary.

wu-ftpd Resources
The Academ wu-ftpd pages at

Kent Landfield maintains a resource center to collect all wu-ftpd related links at

The manpage for wu-ftpd can be viewed online, along with the manpage for ftpaccess(5).

Anonymous FTP Configuration Guidelines
A set of guidelines from CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) about setting up anonymous ftp.

A file describing how to set up anonymous ftp in general in a secure way, avoiding misuse.

Email To
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Solaris Issues
Each wu-ftpd package requires installation on the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from

Special Issues
See the main packages README for installation information.