starting pureftpd port

Toby Peterson toby at
Sat Sep 19 15:32:57 PDT 2009

On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 15:20, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2009, at 13:54, Scott Haneda wrote:
>>>> I can start pureftpd and it works from the command line now.  Apple has
>>>> /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist which seems to get the disabled key
>>>> toggled around depending on how your system preferences are set.
>>>> If I want to maintain that feature, enable and disable by System
>>>> preferences, I take it I would need to alter
>>>> /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist?
>>> I would discourage you from modifying files installed by Apple. Instead,
>>> this port should install its own launchd plist and you can manage that plist
>>> on the command line or using gui tools like lingon.
>> Ok. Agreed. This has the problem of clicking on the FTP server in Apples
>> System Prefs Sharing pane will cause trouble.
>> Is it worth a UI messgae to warn users, or are there any more automatic or
>> graceful ways to deal with this?
>> I assume this is identical to the Apache ports, and just leave things
>> alone?
> Yes, for the Apache ports and lighttpd and other web servers, users are
> expected to turn off Apple's Web Sharing -- or run the MacPorts web server
> on a different port. The same would apply to FTP servers or any other
> servers Apple might offer. Though I don't see an FTP server in my Sharing
> preferences -- maybe you're on Mac OS X Server?

It's under "File Sharing" ...

- Toby

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