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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: [ftpserver] Contributing to FTPServr
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:15:08 GMT
On Wednesday 17 August 2005 17:30, Niklas Gustavsson wrote:
> Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> > An interesting "enhancement" would be to base it on MINA, which is a NIO
> > subsystem, made to drive high volume traffic, and has an active
> > community. It currently resides in Apache Directory Server project. It
> > suits well with the MINA scope, and would then have a good home and not
> > orphaned like now. Protocols already implemented on top of MINA (IIUC)
> > includes LDAP, Kerberos, DHCP and DNS.
> MINA looks very interesting, I just wrote up a prototype implementation
> for FTPServer which will take us a long way to removing the Avalon
> dependencies.
> But, do you think that Apache Directory Server/MINA would be a
> appropriate home for a fully fledged FTP server? I would imagine it's
> beyond their scope.

As has been expressed by Trustin, and by ALex Karasulu at several occassions, 
MINA has the potential to become a top-level project in ASF, in which case 
FTP is a natural fit. So far, it has only been a matter of timing to minimize 
disruptions on the Directory project.


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