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Overview

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

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

To configure your ProFTPd server, perform the following steps:

  1. From the TLS Encryption Support menu, select a setting for TLS encryption of FTP connections:

  2. Enter the list, in standard format, of the TLS ciphers that you wish your FTP server to use in the TLS Cipher Suite text box.
  3. From the Allow Anonymous Logins menu, select whether users can log in to your FTP server anonymously.

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous 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 may remain idle before the server disconnects it.
  5. In the Maximum Number of FTP Processes text box, enter the maximum number of active processes the FTP server may create. Because each connection creates a process, this setting limits the total number of FTP connections.

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


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

    /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_proftpd --stop
    /usr/sbin/proftpd -nd9


Configure your Pure-FTPd server

  • The system stores your configuration in the /etc/pure-ftpd.conf file.
  • By default, Pure-FTPd only returns the first 10,000 files in a directory. To increase this number, perform the following steps:
    1. Create the /var/cpanel/conf/pureftpd/local file with the touch command, if one does not exist.
    2. In a text editor, open the local file and add the following line, where 15000 representss the value that you wish to increase to:

      LimitRecursion 15000 8


    3. Run the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/setupftpserver pure-ftpd --force command to update the /etc/pure-ftpd.conf file.

To configure your Pure-FTPd server, perform the following steps:

  1. From the TLS Encryption Support menu, select a setting for TLS encryption of FTP connections:
  2. Enter the list, in standard format, of the TLS ciphers you wish your FTP server to use in the TLS Cipher Suite text box.
  3.   From the Allow Anonymous Logins menu, select whether users can log in to your FTP server anonymously.

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous 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 servers.

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous 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 server will prevent downloads by anonymous users.

     We do not recommend that you enable anonymous 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 may remain idle before the server disconnects it.
  7. Enter the maximum number of FTP connections in the Maximum Connections text box.

    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 to allow from a single IP address.
  9. From the Allow Logins with Root Password menu, select whether to allow the root password to access all FTP accounts.
  10. From the Broken Clients Compatibility menu, select whether your FTP server will ignore some protocol standards in order to improve compatibility with buggy FTP clients and firewalls.

    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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