Joined: 21 Sep 2003 Posts: 16777097 Location: Portugal
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:34 am Post subject:
With security in mind, I'd definitely say to go with Hardened Gentoo for the OS and vsftpd for the FTP daemon.
If you prefer something requiring a bit less hands-on administration than Gentoo - while still being at least as secure as Windows will ever be - then go with Debian GNU/Linux for the OS (with the same vsftpd as FTP daemon).
If you find vsftpd too simple for your FTP needs, my next suggestion would be proftpd.
We were using vsftpd on Gentoo Hardened at my university until recently, but we changed over to proftpd because we wanted mixed IPv6 and IPv4 support (vsftpd stupidly requires two separate instances of the daemon, one for IPv4 and one for IPv6).
Outside of the GNU/Linux realm, there is also the option to go with OpenBSD, which is renowned for the importance it gives to security.
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