Support for authentication in ftpd

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at
Wed May 5 12:44:20 UTC 2010

 Hoi all,

 I finally got around to preparing the patches for adding authentication to 
ftpd.  I did use the rtems_shell_login_check_t function after all.

 Attached are two patches.  The first one just adds the authentication hook 
and only gives access when authentication succeeds.  The second one does the 
same, but adds another hook that allows you to define access permissions per 
(file,user) combination.

 Comments are welcome.


On Wednesday 28 April 2010 14:13:19, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 04/28/2010 03:23 AM, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> >   Hoi all,
> >
> >   I'm going to add some form of authentication to ftpd.  The idea is
> > that I'll add a hook function to the configuration that returns
> > permissions per file or directory on which an operation is executed. 
> > It would be used instead of the global access configuration (with the
> > global access configuration as a fall-back).
> >
> >   Is anybody else interested?  Any remarks or other approaches I should
> > consider?
> I think it would be a nice feature especially if it followed
> the format of the login plugin setup for telnetd.  Then
> an authentication engine could work with either one.
> --joel
> >   Regards,
> >   Arnout

Arnout Vandecappelle                               arnout at mind be
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