i went for bftpd...

Vijay Padiyar vijay_padiyar at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 16 15:16:10 EST 2005

Hi guys

Thanks a lot, guys, for your advice and immediate responses!!!

I finally decided to go with bftpd (http://bftpd.sourceforge.net). I think
it's great for embedded applications. The final stripped executable is about
45 KB in size and it also works with inetd, which is great from my point of

All I needed to do is configure it for my target (MPC8260) and then compile
it with the resulting makefile. Then I copied the final stripped executable
to /usr/sbin on my target's root filesystem and added the following entry to
/etc/inetd.conf on my target:

ftp    stream    nowait    root    /usr/sbin/bftpd    bftpd

After that, I copied the configuration file bftpd.conf supplied with the
bftpd source, customized it according to my requirements and placed it in
the /etc folder on my target. And that was it. I'm now able to connect
successfully and use it just fine.


Vijay Padiyar


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