System Administration Guide: Network Services

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



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.