Thursday, March 18, 2010

vsftpd HTTP lunacy!

Ok, so I was bored and I added very very basic HTTP support to vsftpd. vsftpd is now perhaps the only FTP server to have an option ftp_enable=NO. Basically none of the HTTP protocol is implemented, but it might suffice for someone who is super-paranoid and needs to serve some static files over the HTTP protocol. The selling point is the re-use of vsftpd's tried-and-tested listener, string handling and built-in sandboxing.

The bits live at

I cannot use the name vshttpd, because bizarrely a Google search indicates it as taken: I do not know what the "vs" stands for in that case.

As usual, the feature will live or die depending on the level of user enthusiasm shown.