Chapter 1 Introduction
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SmbFTPD is a FTP daemon modified from the FTP daemon of FreeBSD 5.4. Besides keep original FreeBSD ftpd features, it enhances the user permission control, integrate configuration files, and more useful features. SmbFTPD also support SSL/TLS encryption. The SSL/TLS functions are ported from BSDftpd-ssl project.
The biggest difference between SmbFTPD and normal FTP daemon is it use Samba-like share management mechanism. When user login SmbFTPD, his/her permission on share folders can be exactly the same with Samba. You can make FTP users have the same permission with Samba Windows users.
You may also use SmbFTPD as a normal FTP daemon or use Samba mode at the same time. The original FreeBSD's FTP daemon is a performance server. The SmbFTPD is high performance, too. Its small footprint makes it suitable for embedded FTP server.
SmbFTPD support most Unix-like operating system. It has been tested on FreeBSD 5.x, FreeBSD 6.x, Linux 2.4, Linux 2.5, NetBSD, etc. It is very easy to cross compile and install on non-x86 platforms. We have run it on ARM Power Pc, X86, and MIPS.
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