FTP wrote:You don't need to install it clearly, just try to start wftpserver with another user.
While i appreciate this answer as an easy way to solve the problem of running it as a different user, it doesn't address the security aspect of my question.
Our server is available to the internet, so running as root is not ideal. I am just starting out looking after this server, and this would definitely not be the preferred way to set it up.
The other reason i didn't mention for doing a clean install is to get it out of the main system directory structure. i would prefer to install it to a mount point so it is by itself.
if i do a clean install, how do i get my current configuration loaded/imported into the new install?