linux-ftdp-ssl is the netkit ftp server with encryption support. ftpd-ssl replaces normal ftpd using SSL authentication and encryption. It operates together with normal ftp. It checks if the other side is also talking SSL, if not it falls back to normal ftp protocol. Advantages over normal ftp(d) are that your passwords and the data you send will not go in cleartext over the line, and nobody can get it with tcpdump or similar tools.
|Tags||Internet FTP Security Cryptography|
|Licenses||GPL BSD Original|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Version 0.3 brings working -z secure option which can now force ftpd to only accept secure connections. It also adds SSL options to manpage.