14.2. FTP Servers

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ships with two different FTP servers:

14.2.1. vsftpd

The vsftpd or Very Secure FTP Daemon is designed from the ground up to be fast, stable, and, most importantly, secure. Its ability to handle large numbers of connections efficiently and securely is why vsftpd is the only stand alone FTP distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The security model used by vsftpd has three primary aspects:

Use of these security practices has the following effect on how vsftpd deals with requests: