Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a ultra low memory linux server to only serve FTP requests. CPU and disk space is not an issue.

Any good recommendations?


This is for a office FTP server. We already have a ESXi server so planning to set up the FTP as a VM.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Sathya Dec 28 '11 at 13:01

Questions on Super User are expected to relate to computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

WTF for the close? Not even a suggestion on where to ask this question? – user35072 Dec 28 '11 at 13:04
Damn Small Linux. Low memory requirements and resources. – kobaltz Dec 28 '11 at 13:25
@user35072 This question isn't valid here, or any other site - no sites allow shopping recommendations. – Simon Sheehan Dec 28 '11 at 15:33

You can get a virtual server for $5 in the month. It's ultra low memory server but you need an internet connection.

share|improve this answer
Sorry this is for my office setup. We already have a ESXi server so planning to set up the FTP as a VM. – user35072 Dec 28 '11 at 13:02

A home router flashed with DD-WRT or OpenWRT is capable of running an ftp daemon such as ProFTPd. Says you need the MEGA build - so you need a router model with 8MB or more of flash. Such routers typically have 32MB of RAM. Hope you're serious about disk space not being an issue because you literally don't have any.

A rooted Android phone with a Debian bootstrapped install might suffice. You can also do the Debian bootstrap thing on a Palm Pre or compatible.

I'm sure someone was insane enough to write an FTP server for Windows Mobile 6.5 and below (though I've not heard of one) - most of those old phones are low memory, low speed, and out of favor meaning you should be able to get one dirt cheap.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .