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       ftpdctl - ProFTPD control program


       ftpdctl [ -hv ] [ -s Unix domain socket ] action action-parameters


       ftpdctl  is  the  control  program  for  the Professional File Transfer
       Protocol (FTP) server daemon.  The control program is used  to  control
       the  daemon  while it is running, supporting actions like restarting or
       shutting down  the  daemon,  disabling  or  enabling  specific  virtual
       servers, kicking FTP users, etc.

       The  specific  actions  available  via  ftpdctl  depend  on the modules
       compiled into  proftpd.   Check  the  modules  documentation  for  more
       information on the specific actions supported by the modules.


       -h,--help   Display  a short usage description, including all available

       -s,--socket Specifies an alternate path to be  used  for  communicating
                   with  proftpd  rather  than the default Unix domain socket.
                   The        default        controls        socket         is

                   Display informational messages while communicating with the
                   proftpd daemon.


       ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of people,  full  credits
       can be found on



       Full  documentation  on  ProFTPD,  including configuration and FAQs, is
       available at

       For  help/support,  try  the  ProFTPD  mailing   lists,   detailed   on

       Report bugs at

                                 November 2003                      ftpdctl(8)