proftpd - Professional configurable, secure file transfer protocol server
proftpd is the Professional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server daemon.
The server may be invoked by the Internet "super-server" inetd(8)
each time a connection to the FTP service is made, or alternatively it can be
run as a stand-alone daemon.
When proftpd is run in standalone mode and it receives a SIGHUP then it
will reread its config file. When run in standalone mode without the -n
option, the main proftpd daemon writes its process ID to
/var/run/proftpd.pid to make it easy to know which process to SIGHUP.
- -h, --help
Display a short usage description, including all available options.
- -n, --nodaemon
Runs the proftpd process in standalone mode (must be configured as such in
the configuration file), but does not background the process or
disassociate it from the controlling tty. Additionally, all output (log
or debug messages) are sent to stdout, rather than the syslog mechanism.
Most often used with the -d option for debugging.
- -v, --version
Displays the version number of ProFTPD to stdout.
- -d, --debug debuglevel
Sets proftpd's internal debug level (normally 0). The debuglevel
should be an integer value from 0 to 5, with higher numbers producing more
debug output. Normally, debug messages are sent to syslog using the
DEBUG facility, however if the -n option is used, all such
output is sent to stdout.
- -c, --config config-file
Specifies an alternate config-file to be parsed at startup, rather
than the default (typically found in /etc/proftpd.conf).
- -t, --configtest
Read the configuration file, report any syntax errors, and exit.
- -p, --persistent 0|1
Disables (0) or enables (1) the default persistent password support, which
is determined at configure time for each platform. This option only
affects the default support, it can still be overridden at run-time with
the PersistentPasswd directive.
- -l, --list
Lists all modules compiled into proftpd.
ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of people, full credits
can be found on http://www.proftpd.org/credits.html
inetd(8), ftp(1), ftpwho(1), ftpcount(1), ftpshut(8)
Full documentation on ProFTPD, including configuration and FAQs, is available at
Report bugs at http://bugs.proftpd.org
For help/support, try the ProFTPD mailing lists, detailed on