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I have a fresh installation of pure-ftpd on Ubuntu Server 12.04, and for the life of me I can't find any kind of central config file. All I need to do is set a passive port range. At this point I would settle with knowing its default passive port range (assuming it has one) so I can go change the firewall to match it. Any ideas?

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Try this:

echo "10000 11000" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/PassivePortRange

I found this by reading the manpage for pure-ftpd-wrapper:

   pure-ftpd-wrapper reads the configuration for the Pure-FTPd daemon
   from files in the directory /etc/pure-ftpd/conf. Each file in this
   directory is related to a command line option. 
   ...
   Two numbers
       "AnonymousRatio", "LimitRecursion", "PassivePortRange",

I was directed to that manpage by /usr/share/doc/pure-ftpd/README.Debian (which I found from looking through dpkg -L pure-ftpd|grep -i doc:

pure-ftpd for Debian

Please note that these packages use a complete new configuration scheme, read the pure-ftpd-wrapper manual page for more information.

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Thanks! Especially for the documentation finding tip. Too often I know there must be documentation for a problem but I'm clueless as how to find it.Would it hurt to have a note at the top of the pure-ftpd manpage about the new configuration scheme? Or at least a reference to pure-ftpd-wrapper in the SEE ALSO section?? –  HOLOGRAPHICpizza Jul 2 '12 at 17:44
    
Yeah, from my brief tour I assumed it was a change from the Debian packagers who may not necessarily be the same as the pure-ftpd authors. If this is the case, it may explain why this seems a little "bolted-on." –  Brian Cain Jul 2 '12 at 19:01
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Try the next variant:

echo "40000 50000" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/PassivePortRange
/etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart

Where 40000 is the minimal passive port and 50000 is the maximal passive port for ftp.

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