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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject FTP to
Date Thu, 11 Feb 1999 03:42:25 GMT

Just a note; a security hole was recently posted on bugtraq that affects
various FTP servers, including wu-ftpd and proftpd.  This hole apparently
can allow anonymous users to gain root.  As it was serious, we shut down
the FTP server; we'll be bringing it back up as soon as either an official
patch from the wu-ftpd team is posted and we can verify it works, or we
manage to complete install of another FTP daemon.  Thanks for your


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