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proftpd(8)		    System Manager's Manual		    proftpd(8)

       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.

       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/ to make it easy to know which process to SIGHUP.

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

		   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 er-
		   ror when running with the -n	option.

		   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  de-
		   buglevel  should  be	 an  integer  value from 0 to 10, with
		   higher numbers producing more debug output.	Normally,  de-
		   bug	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

		   Disables address/port collision checking.

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

		   Read	the configuration file,	report any syntax errors,  and

       -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.

		   Displays various compile-time settings and exits.

       -X,--nofork Debug mode (do not fork a session process); exits after one

       -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 --en-
		   able-ipv6 configure option is used.


       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

				   July	2000			    proftpd(8)


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