I need to build a machine to use as a FTP server for my LAN so I am looking for the smallest install I can get to support FTP and whatever else it needs (networking obviously). It's only internal to my home LAN and won't be up 24x7, security isn't a serious concern for this. Thus no need for any GUI, only one shell is fine, no samba, vi is perfect, very few concurrent connections, < 5. I'll be looking for a small memory and disk footprint and obviously nothing unnecessary to hinder performance.
Once set up I want to be able to switch the box on, FTP to and from it. Ideas please. Where would you start ? Is there such a thing pre-canned ?