vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. The only reason you might prefer a different FTP server to vsftpd is if you really need the configurability of one of the more bloated FTP servers. Having said this, note that vsftpd caters for the vast majority of use cases. Even if vsftpd appears to be missing a feature, it is often satisfied by an external component such as PAM or xinetd / tcp_wrappers. In this regard, vsftpd is being a small modular component in the proper spirit of UNIX. Finally, consider moving to vsftpd even if it means sacrificing some whacky feature of your current FTP server. The security, performance and stability gains are waiting for you.
Author: Chris Evans <chris [at] scary [dot] beasts [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.13 MB, 11 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gcc glibc gnutls grep libcap libgcrypt libgpg-error libprelude libtasn1 linux-header make pam sed sysfiles tar
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).