The ProFTPD server is a configurable GNU GPL-licensed FTP server software for Linux and Unix based operating systems.

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proftpd audit error

I'm getting this warning in Tiger auditing reports --WARN-- [lin003w] The process `proftpd' is listening on socket 21 (TCP on every interface) is run by proftpd. The process is listening on port 21 ...
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How to start / stop proftpd

I can't seem to find a way to stop / re-start proftpd. My server IP address is xx.yy.zz.ww and connecting from external devices via FTP gives me the prompt: Connected to xx.yy.zz.ww 220 ProFTPD ...
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FTP server timeouts on passive, I can only use active

I am running Proftpd on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Filezilla was configured to switch to active mode on failure but connection fails at MLSD time out; Filezilla needs to prefer active mode to connect. ...
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Proftpd setup on Fedora 14

I am a novice with Linux, I am trying to install a LAMP server for local testing, no external (public) access will be available to this server. I have everything setup, what I would like to ...
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ProFTPD: Disable writing and deleting to a particular directory

How would I prevent writing and deleting to the ~/site/backups/ directory in the ProFTPD config? So far: I think I have figured out how to disable any kind of deleting: <Directory ...
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ProFTPd won't accept users after reboot

So I set up an extremely basic proftpd server the other month. Today, I rebooted the server and it simply won't accept any type of connections. I feel like there had to have been something that I ...
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Logwatch not showing FTP (Proftpd) success or failed logins, only shows uploades/downloads

Server: CentOS 5.2, Proftpd 1.3.3d, Logwatch 7.3-8.el5.noarch (updated with yum). I've just setup Logwatch and got the email output, it does show some FTP info for example it shows uploaded and ...
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hide /var/ /lib/ proftpd

i would like to hide ONLY the dirs in users root dir. and i want it to be genereic (i have mysql users) i have : <Directory /> HideFiles ((lib|var|etc|tmp).*)$ <Limit ALL DIRS ...
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Problem after change port proftpd

This morning, my ISP has changed the ftp port. Now it is working through 10829. In port 21, we have a lot of scans, and the last week, the server had a brute force attack. In the ptoftpd.log, the ...
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grsecurity effieffectiveness test with latest proftpd remote exploit

i just tested grsecurity. i installed debian and a vulnerable version of proftpd. i launched an exploit. worked. patched the latest kernel with grsec. and now the exploit doesnt work anymore. BUT . ...
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proftpd not working?

i've done some updates on my server , after which ftp stopped working ! proftpd is running and listening on port 21 , port 21 is open in the firewall ! but still all i get from filezilla is : ...
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Unauthorized FTP sessions with psa-proftpd installed; Plesk Centos 5 server

I've uninstalled all ftp programs, except for the one plesk is running psa-proftpd. When removing with yum (Centos 5 server) it seems to be uninstalling a lot of plesk packages. Perhaps I'm ...
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bind proftpd only to localhost

How do i configure proftpd to only listen to connections on 127.0.0.1? If i set DefaultAddress localhost in /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf and restart proftp i'm still able to login from another ...
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FTP Upload works from local command line / remote GUI client but not from PHP script

I originally posted this question at StackOverflow, but I'm beginning to think it's more of a server question. I have installed ProFTPd on an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 10.10. I have managed my ...
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Shell script to block proftp failled attempt

I want to filter and block failed attempt to access my proftp server. Here is an example line from the /var/log/secure file: Jan 2 18:38:25 server1 proftpd[17847]: spy1.XYZ.com ...
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CentOS proftpd upgrade from 1.3.1 > 1.3.3

A simple question just how to update proftpd on CentOS 5 (Linux server.domain.com 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5xen #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 16:48:13 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) to most recent version ...
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add user proFtpd with plesk on Debian

We're using plesk with proftpd (on debian5). I want to add a ftpuser USER for the directory /var/www/vhosts/domain.de/httpdocs/test So I added a system user useradd USER -s /bin/false -d ...
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Hide .svn directories with Proftpd

Is it possible to hide directories with Proftpd? Specifically .svn directories. There is a HideFiles but not a HideDirectories directive. The problem with HideFiles is that it doesn't match on full ...
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Make ProFTPD only auth against MySQL (no PAM)

I have successfully setup ProFTPD to use mod_sql for authentication. But I can still login with linux user's credentials, even though I've set AuthPAM off. How can I make ProFTPD to not use PAM?
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ProFTPD / PAM issues with new centos/virtualmin install

I just installed CentOS 5.4 on a rackspace cloud server and installed virtualmin which all seemed to go fine. The only problem I have is that I can not access the virtual servers directories via FTP. ...
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Set up FTP user with ProFTPD on Ubuntu

I want to set up a user "ftp" so they can upload and download files in my /home/httpd/mysite/public_html directory. All files in public_html are owned by user ftp and in group www-data so the ftp ...
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ProFTPD - What is intended use of IdentLookups config option?

I think question title is self-explanatory, but I can re-iterate. I have just recently got annoyed enough at my own dedicated server's FTP connection delay to go hunting for what causes delay. ...
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proftpd, dynamic IP, and filezilla: port troubles

The basic setup: Two computers, one running proftpd, one attempting to connect via filezilla. Both linux (xubuntu on the server, kubuntu on the client). Both are at the moment behind a router on a ...
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proftpd on debian - authuserfile

I have installed proftpd on my debian 4.0 server. I have modified the proftpd.conf file so that there is a statement for AuthUserFile, which points to a valid file. The file is configured per the ...
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FTP server configuration

Hi I am configuring VsFTPd 2.2.2 server on Debian 5.0. I want user after login can see and edit just two dirs: /home/user/ /var/www/project1/ /var/www/project2/ Possible solutions I can Chroot ...
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Understanding Permissions with ProFTPD (Especially Group Write)

I have proftpd running under user proftpd. I have a new virtual server in ProFTP called "example.com" pointing to /var/www/example.com. I have chowned the /var/www/example.com folder with user ...
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Setting Up FTP user accounts on Debian

I'm trying to set up an FTP account on my server which is running a Debian install and proftpd. I'm in need of some basic commands that will allow me to view, edit, create ftp users. I'm also not ...
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How to “jail” a ftp user inside its home directory (proftpd)?

I have a user named "ftp3" that belong to group "ftpusers-temp". The home of that user is home/FTP-shared/temp In proftpd.conf I have the following 2 directives: DefaultRoot /home/FTP-shared ...
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mail directory of exim and courier and ftp accounts?

i'm making a server migration from a cpanel centos 5 box to a plain centos box. i already migrated, files, ssl, user system permissions and installed the basic service: as proftpd, apache, dovecot, ...
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FTP Server with advanced features

We supply zone-files to our customers. Some zone files are big about 300MB and some are quite small, maybe like 1MB. We had this issue that someone setup a script to continually download the file. ...
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ProFTPD Virtual User Directory

Alright, I'm trying to replicate a web hosting company's basic setup here by authenticating virtual users via SQL and redirect/jail them to their directory. I've accomplished most of the goals here, ...
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Hide Parent Directories During FTP Login on Linux

I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.10 with ProFTP and Webmin. I have things set up such that when the FTP user logs in, the user goes to /var/www/[domain]. The trouble is that I don't want them to see the ...
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How Do I Configure ProFTP for Website Update?

I am running Ubuntu Server 9.10 with ProFTPD, and I also have Webmin. I have DNS setup for 3 domains, mail setup for 3 domains, as well as Apache2 setup for those domains. They work great. Now I ...
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Log parser for ftp server

Can anyone suggest good log reporting software for Proftpd? I am looking for something at least as good as http://xferlogdb.sourceforge.net where log is fed into the database and dynamic web pages ...
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Automate proftpd-basic install on ubuntu using apt-get

I'm trying to build a shell script to automate the installation of several packages onto an Ubuntu 10.04 server, and I'm having problems with proftpd-basic. I'm using the command line apt-get -qy ...
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Issues with proftpd on ubuntu server

I'm in the process of setting up a new server running Ubuntu 9.10 and I need to be able to access my web directory via FTP. I've installed proftpd, opened up port 21 and made sure it was up and ...
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proftpd: copying uploaded files to an additional directory

Using proftpd, is there a good way to automatically synchronise uploaded files from the upload directory to some other directory? Our layout ends up a bit like this: ~/ftp/some/path <-- Files are ...
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What is chroot in proftpd

I am using proftpd and on every login I get the following message: Apr 4 08:26:23 mydomain proftpd[4240]: mydomain.com (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx[xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]) - FTP session opened. Apr 4 08:26:23 ...
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Proftpd: How to set default root to a users home directory without jailing the user?

I've installed proftpd on my debian box but I'm having having some trouble with the configuration. In my proftpd.conf I've added; DefaultRoot ~ !ftp_special This works fine in that all users except ...
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looking for a clean way of how to bring down a ftp server for maintenance

i'm currently thinking of a clean way of how to bring an ftp server down for maintenance. i wonder, if anybody out there could give me some hints of how to solve this: i don't want to interrupt any ...
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How can I set the default permissions mode on files uploaded via FTP to 775?

I'm using ProFTPD 1.3.1 Server on Linux. Currently when you upload files via FTP the files have the permissions mode of 664. I would like to change this to default files to 775 instead. The aim is ...
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how to solve proftpd very slow connection?

i'm having big trouble with my proftpd installation: the login is slow as hell, it takes about 10 seconds and more and that's to much for the default settings of most ftp clients. i'm using mysql and ...
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Proftpd: only allow one address

I am searching for it on Google, but i didn't find anything. Is there a way tho set up proftpd that it will only accept a connection on ftp.website.ext and not on website.ext or test.website.ext I am ...
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Only sftp with protftpd on debian

Is there a way to block all normal ftp traffic, and only allow the sftp protocol in sftp? edit: sorry my bad! for secure ftp i must use the ftpes protocol...
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proftpd cannot upload (550 error)

I have Proftpd installed on Ubuntu 9.04 server. FTP users are listed in auth file, e.g. these are not proper linux users, just FTP. They can connect and download files but when it comes to MKD or ...
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vsftpd virtual users

is there a way for me to give each user their own userid? because right now any users that logins whenever he creates a file creates under ftp user on my other system i use proftpd and each user has ...
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Anonymous user with proftpd on fedora

I am trying to setup an anonymous user account on our server to enable people to downlaod technical manuals for our products etc. and I would like this to be as secure as possible! I was just ...