proftpd - Professional configurable, secure file transfer protocol
proftpd [ -hlntv ] [ -c config-file ] [ -d debuglevel ] [ -p 0|1 ]
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 standalone daemon.
When proftpd is run in standalone mode and it receives a SIGHUP then it
will reread its configuration file. When run in standalone mode
without the -n option, the main proftpd daemon writes its process ID to
/var/run/run/proftpd.pid to make it easy to know which process to
-h,--help Display a short usage description, including all available
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 stderr, rather than the syslog
mechanism. Most often used with the -d option for
-q,--quiet Quiet mode; don’t send logging information to standard
error when running with the -n option.
Displays the version number of ProFTPD to stdout.
Sets a configuration parameter which can be used
<IfDefine>...</IfDefine> sections in the configuration
files to conditionally skip or process commands.
Sets proftpd’s internal debug level (normally 0). The
debuglevel should be an integer value from 0 to 10, 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
Specifies an alternate config-file to be parsed at startup,
rather than the default configuration file. The default
configuration file is /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
Disables address/port collision checking.
Displays various compile-time settings and exits.
Read the configuration file, report any syntax errors, and
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
-l,--list Lists all modules compiled into proftpd.
-4,--ipv4 Support IPv4 functionality only, regardless of whether the
--enable-ipv6 configure option was used.
-6,--ipv6 Support IPv6 connections and lookup of IPv6 addresses for
server DNS names. This is enabled by default, if the
--enable-ipv6 configure option is used.
ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of people, full credits
can be found on http://www.proftpd.org/credits.html
Full documentation on ProFTPD, including configuration and FAQs, is
available at http://www.proftpd.org/
For help/support, try the ProFTPD mailing lists, detailed on
Report bugs at http://bugs.proftpd.org/
July 2000 proftpd(8)