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proftpd(8)							    proftpd(8)

NAME
       proftpd	-  Professional	 configurable,	secure	file transfer protocol
       server

SYNOPSIS
       proftpd [ -hlntv	] [ -c config-file ] [ -d debuglevel ] [ -p 0|1	]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

       Each successful and failed ftp(1) session is logged using syslog	with a
       facility	of LOG_FTP.  Note: LOG_FTP messages are	not displayed by  sys-
       logd(8) by default, and may have	to be enabled in syslogd(8)'s configu-
       ration file.

       When proftpd is run in standalone mode and it receives a	SIGHUP then it
       will  reread its	configuration file.  When run in standalone mode with-
       out 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.

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

       -n,--nodaemon
		   Runs	the proftpd process in standalone mode (must  be  con-
		   figured  as	such  in the configuration file), but does not
		   background the process or disassociate it from the control-
		   ling	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 debugging.

       -q,--quiet  Quiet  mode;	 don't	send  logging  information to standard
		   error when running with the -n option.

       -v,--version
		   Displays the	version	number of ProFTPD to stdout.

       -D,--define parameter
		   Sets	a configuration	parameter which	 can  be  used	<IfDe-
		   fine>...</IfDefine>	sections in the	configuration files to
		   conditionally skip or process commands.

       -d,--debug debuglevel
		   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
		   to stderr.

       -c,--config config-file
		   Specifies an	alternate config-file to be parsed at startup,
		   rather than the default configuration  file.	  The  default
		   configuration file is /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf

       -N,--nocollision
		   Disables address/port collision checking.

       -V,--settings
		   Displays various compile-time settings and exits.

       -S,--serveraddr
		   Specifies  an  IP address for the host machine, avoiding an
		   DNS lookup of the hostname

       -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  Persistent-
		   Passwd directive.

       -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.

FILES
       /usr/local/sbin/proftpd
       /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
       /usr/local/bin/ftpwho
       /usr/local/bin/ftpcount
       /usr/local/bin/ftptop
       /usr/local/sbin/ftpshut
       /etc/ftpusers
       /var/log/xferlog
       /var/run/proftpd.pid
       /var/run/proftpd.scoreboard

AUTHORS
       ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of	people,	 full  credits
       can be found on http://www.proftpd.org/credits.html

SEE ALSO
       proftpd.conf(5),inetd(8),ftp(1),ftpwho(1),ftpcount(1),ftpshut(8)

       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
       http://www.proftpd.org/lists.html

       Report bugs at http://bugs.proftpd.org/

				   July	2000			    proftpd(8)

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