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I have installed proftpd with mod-sql modules; i need to have a ftp server that would run on another port (and use a separate authentication scheme)

Whenever i try to install vsftpd or pureftpd it simply removes proftpd and dependencies; i'm guessing it's to prevent having conflicts ...

Is there any 'very small' ftp server; like run from command line that I could use ?

I've searched all around but cannot find ...

Any help would be appreciated

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Is there a reason you cannot use ProFTPd's virtual hosts feature? That works just like in Apache; you can make ProFTPd listen to additional ports/IP addresses and give that virtual host completely different configuration than for the others. has an example configuration file illustrating this.

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Well no; my goal is to have two different ftp servers running on two different ports; you didn't understand my point. – Disco Nov 23 '11 at 12:14
What did I miss? Virtual hosts can be configured to behave like completely different servers with separate authentication schema (or even anonymous access) and so on. – Janne Pikkarainen Nov 23 '11 at 12:21
Ok maybe not clear; I'm using the mod_sql for auth; thus binding to only 1 table for users; i don't think i can actually assign more than 1 authentication sheme sepecially in virtual hosts; or i'm totally dumb – Disco Nov 23 '11 at 12:45
Yes you can. Each and every ProFTPd mod_sql parameter is applicable in <VirtualHost> context, so you can use even a different database server for different virtual hosts, if you so will. See here: – Janne Pikkarainen Nov 23 '11 at 12:48
oh ok; didn't knew that. i'll give a try. Thanks ! – Disco Nov 23 '11 at 13:08

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