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The FTP Server Configuration interface allows you to customize your chosen FTP serverFTP server's behavior.

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This interface is only available when you enable FTP services on your server. For more information, read our Service Manager documentation.

How to configure your ProFTPd server

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  1. From the TLS Encryption Support menu, select a setting for TLS encryption of FTP connectionsof FTP connections:
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    • Optional — FTP users  — FTP users choose whether to use TLS encryption. This setting offers the best compatibility.
    • Required (Command) — Requires TLS encryption on all commands that users issue to the FTP serverthe FTP server. This setting hides passwords and usernames.
    • Required (Command/Data) — Requires TLS encryption on commands that users issue to the FTP server the FTP server and on data that comes through the FTP serverthe FTP server. This setting protects all traffic from eavesdroppers.
  2. Enter the list, in standard format, of the TLS ciphers that you wish your FTP server your FTP server to use in the TLS Cipher Suite text box.
    • HIGH:MEDIUM:+TLSv1:!SSLv2:+SSLv3 is the default setting.
    • For more information about TLS ciphers, read OpenSSL's Cipher documentation.
  3. From the Allow Anonymous Logins menu, select whether users can log in to your FTP server anonymously.

    Warning
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     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous FTPanonymous FTP, because it seriously compromises the security of your server.


  4. In the Maximum Idle Time (seconds) text box, enter the number of seconds that an FTP connection an FTP connection may remain idle before the server disconnects it.
  5. In the Maximum Number of FTP Processesof FTP Processes text box, enter the maximum number of active processes the FTP server the FTP server may create. Because each connection creates a process, this setting limits the total number of FTP connectionsof FTP connections.

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     To disable limits on the number of FTP processesof FTP processes, enter none.


  6. Click Save.
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  • For more information about ProFTPd, visit the ProFTPd website.
  • To access ProFTPd's debug mode, run the following commands:

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  1. From the TLS Encryption Support menu, select a setting for TLS encryption of FTP connectionsof FTP connections:
    • Disabled — Disables TLS encryption.
    • Optional — FTP users  — FTP users choose whether to use TLS encryption. This setting offers the best compatibility.
    • Required (Command) — Requires TLS encryption on all commands users issue to the FTP serverthe FTP server. This setting hides passwords and usernames.
    • Required (Command/Data) — Requires TLS encryption on commands users issue to the FTP server the FTP server and on data that comes through the FTP serverthe FTP server. This setting protects all traffic from eavesdroppers.
  2. Enter the list, in standard format, of the TLS ciphers you wish your FTP server your FTP server to use in the TLS Cipher Suite text box. 
    • HIGH:MEDIUM:+TLSv1:!SSLv2:+SSLv3 is the default setting.
    • Typically, you should only adjust this setting for PCI compliance.
    • For more information about TLS ciphers, read OpenSSL's Cipher documentation.
  3.   From the Allow Anonymous Logins menu, select whether users can log in to your FTP server anonymously.

    Warning
    titleWarning:

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous FTPanonymous FTP, because it seriously compromises the security of your server.


  4. From the Allow Anonymous Uploads menu, select whether anonymous users can upload files to your FTP serversyour FTP servers.

    Warning
    titleWarning:

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous FTPanonymous FTP, because it seriously compromises the security of your server.


  5. Enter the maximum load for anonymous downloads in the Maximum Load for Anonymous Downloads text box. If the system's load average exceeds this setting, your FTP your FTP server will prevent downloads by anonymous users.

    Warning
    titleWarning:

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous FTPanonymous FTP, because it seriously compromises the security of your server.


  6. In the Maximum Idle Time (seconds) text box, enter the number of seconds an FTP connection an FTP connection may remain idle before the server disconnects it.
  7. Enter the maximum number of FTP connections of FTP connections in the Maximum Connections text box.

    Note
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    Your FTP server Your FTP server applies this limit server-wide and not on a per-user basis.


  8. In the Maximum Connections Per IP Address text box, enter the maximum number of FTP connections of FTP connections to allow from a single IP single IP address.
  9. From the Allow Logins with Root Password menu, select whether to allow the root password to access all FTP accountsall FTP accounts.
  10. From the Broken Clients Compatibility menu, select whether your FTP server your FTP server will ignore some protocol standards in order to improve compatibility with buggy FTP clients buggy FTP clients and firewalls.

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    If you select Yes, your FTP server will perform the following actions:

    • Create symbolic links (symlinks) as actual files and directories. For more information about symlinks, visit Wikipedia's Symbolic link entry.
    • Prompt for a dummy password for an anonymous user.
    • Disable Extended Passive Mode.


  11. Click Save.

For more information about Pure-FTPd, visit the Pure-FTPd website.

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