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JoshStrobl raised the priority of this task from Normal to Needs Triage.Sep 26 2016, 6:13 AM

Too early in the morning for me to be modifying tasks.

After further evaluation: Yea so, this is an FTP server. Surely more apt for that to be on a server-oriented operating system. Is there a particular usecase for this under Solus?

In my case, I have a HTPC that's used for games, media (Kodi), and serving files to other machines (in this case, other set-top boxes for Kodi and just general backup/restore). Having vsftpd on this computer means one less machine using network resources for playing back media. I would like to run Solus on it for consistency (all my other computers will also be running it), and I like that it would receive rolling updates.

I don't have any spare computers around to run as a file server.

JoshStrobl changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Sep 26 2016, 6:46 AM
JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.

Fair enough. Just wanted some justification before landing something a bit server oriented (I've done the same for nginx, httpd, and so on). Seems like a sensible use of vsftpd on Solus.

Cheers. Will get it packaged for ya.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Sep 26 2016, 8:34 AM

Landed in unstable as of https://git.solus-project.com/packages/vsftpd/commit/?id=0142fc9b324b8f3ed6bc971c43677db5ef8ae621

Note: You will need to manually set up appropriate authentication. I've enabled local accounts and writes and disabled anonymous login, but that is the extent of my expertise on the matter. I validated that it works via anonymous login prior to locking it down. I've also provided a systemd service, so be sure to use that rather than sudo vsftpd directly.