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pure-ftpd(8)			   Pure-FTPd			  pure-ftpd(8)

       pure-ftpd - simple File Transfer	Protocol server

       pure-ftpd  [-0]	[-1]  [-2 cert_file[,key_file]]	[-3 certd_socket] [-4]
       [-6] [-a	gid] [-A] [-b] [-B] [-c	clients] [-C cnx/ip]  [-d  [-d]]  [-D]
       [-e]  [-E] [-f facility]	[-F fortunes file] [-g pidfile]	[-G] [-H] [-i]
       [-I] [-j] [-J ciphers] [-k percentage] [-K] [-l	authentication[:config
       file]] [-L max files:max	depth] [-m maxload] [-M] [-n maxfiles:maxsize]
       [-N] [-o] [-O format:log	file] [-p first:last] [-P ip address  or  host
       name]  [-q  upload:download ratio] [-Q upload:download ratio] [-r] [-R]
       [-s] [-S	[address,][port]] [-t upload bandwidth:download	bandwidth] [-T
       upload  bandwidth:download  bandwidth]  [-u  uid] [-U umask files:umask
       dirs] [-v bonjour name] [-V ip address] [-w] [-W]  [-x]	[-X]  [-y  max
       user sessions:max anon sessions]	[-Y tls	behavior] [-z] [-Z]

       Alternative style:
       -0 --notruncate
       -1 --logpid
       -2 --certfile
       -3 --extcert
       -4 --ipv4only
       -6 --ipv6only
       -a --trustedgid
       -A --chrooteveryone
       -b --brokenclientscompatibility
       -B --daemonize
       -c --maxclientsnumber
       -C --maxclientsperip
       -d --verboselog
       -D --displaydotfiles
       -e --anonymousonly
       -E --noanonymous
       -f --syslogfacility
       -F --fortunesfile
       -g --pidfile
       -G --norename
       -h --help
       -H --dontresolve
       -i --anonymouscantupload
       -I --maxidletime
       -j --createhomedir
       -J --tlsciphersuite
       -k --maxdiskusagepct
       -K --keepallfiles
       -l --login
       -L --limitrecursion
       -m --maxload
       -M --anonymouscancreatedirs
       -n --quota
       -N --natmode
       -o --uploadscript
       -O --altlog
       -p --passiveportrange
       -P --forcepassiveip
       -q --anonymousratio
       -Q --userratio
       -r --autorename
       -R --nochmod
       -s --antiwarez
       -S --bind
       -t --anonymousbandwidth
       -T --userbandwidth
       -u --minuid
       -U --umask
       -v --bonjour
       -V --trustedip
       -w --allowuserfxp
       -W --allowanonymousfxp
       -x --prohibitdotfileswrite
       -X --prohibitdotfilesread
       -y --peruserlimits
       -Y --tls
       -z --allowdotfiles
       -Z --customerproof

       Pure-FTPd is a small, simple server for the old and hairy File Transfer
       Protocol, designed to use less resources	than older servers, be smaller
       and very	secure,	and to never execute any external program.

       It  support most-used features and commands of FTP (including many mod-
       ern extensions),	and leaves out everything which	is  deprecated,	 mean-
       ingless,	insecure, or correlates	with trouble.

       IPv6 is fully supported.

       -0     When  a file is uploaded and there is already a previous version
	      of the file with the same	name, the old file  will  neither  get
	      removed  nor  truncated.	 Upload	will take place	in a temporary
	      file and once the	upload is complete, the	switch to the new ver-
	      sion  will  be  atomic.  This option should not be used together
	      with virtual quotas.

       -1     Add the PID to the syslog	output.	Ignored	if -f none is set.

       -2 cert_file[,key_file]
	      When using TLS, set the path to the certificate file.  The  cer-
	      tificate	and  its  key can be be	bundled	into a single file, or
	      the key can be in	a distinct file.

       -3 path
	      Path to the pure-certd UNIX socket.

       -4     Listen only to IPv4 connections.

       -6     Listen only to IPv6 connections.

       -a gid Regular users will be chrooted to	their home directories,	unless
	      they  belong  to	the  specified	gid.  Note that	root is	always
	      trusted, and that	chroot() occurs	only for anonymous ftp without
	      this option.

       -A     Chroot() everyone, but root.

       -b     Be broken. Turns on some compatibility hacks for shoddy clients,
	      and for broken Netfilter gateways.

       -B     Start the	standalone server in background	(daemonize).

       -c clients
	      Allow a maximum of clients to be connected.  clients must	be  at
	      least 1, and if you combine it with -p it	will be	forced down to
	      half the number of ports specified by -p.	 If more than  clients
	      are  connected,  new  clients are	rejected at once, even clients
	      wishing to upload, or to log in as normal	users.	Therefore,  it
	      is  advisable  to	use -m as primary overload protection. The de-
	      fault value is 50.

       -C max connection per ip
	      Limit the	number of simultaneous	connections  coming  from  the
	      same  IP address.	This is	yet another very effective way to pre-
	      vent stupid denial of services and  bandwidth  starvation	 by  a
	      single  user.   It  works	 only  when  the server	is launched in
	      standalone mode (if you use a super-server, it is	supposed to do
	      that).  If  the  server  is launched with	-C 2 , it doesn't mean
	      that the total number of connection is limited to	 2.   But  the
	      same  client, coming from	the same machine (or at	least the same
	      IP), can't have more than	 two  simultaneous  connections.  This
	      features	needs some memory to track IP addresses, but it's rec-
	      ommended to use it.

       -d     turns on debug logging. Every command is logged, except that the
	      argument	to PASS	is changed to "<password>". If you repeat -d ,
	      responses	too are	logged.

       -e     Only allow anonymous users to log	in.

       -E     Only allow authenticated login. Anonymous	users are prohibited.

       -f facility
	      makes ftpd use facility for all  syslog(3)  messages.   facility
	      defaults	to  ftp.   The	facility  names	are normally listed in
	      /usr/include/sys/syslog.h.  Note that if -f is not the first op-
	      tion  on the command line, a couple of messages may be logged to
	      local2 before the	-f option is parsed.  Use -f none  to  disable

       -F fortunes file
	      Display  a funny random message in the initial login banner. The
	      random cookies are extracted from	a text file, in	 the  standard
	      fortune format. If you installed the fortune package, you	should
	      have a directory (usually	/usr/share/fortune ) with binary files
	      (	xxxx.dat ) and text files (without the .dat extension).

       -g pidfile
	      In  standalone  mode,  write  the	pid to that file in instead of
	      /var/run/ .

       -G     When this	option is enabled, people can no more change the  name
	      of already uploaded files, even if they own those	files or their

       -H     Don't resolve host names ("" will be logged  instead
	      of ""). It	can significantly speed	up connections
	      and reduce bandwidth usage on busy servers. Use it especially on
	      public FTP sites.

       -i     Disallow	upload for anonymous users, whatever directory permis-
	      sions are. This option is	especially useful for virtual hosting,
	      to avoid your users create warez sites in	their account.

       -I timeout
	      Change the maximum idle time. The	timeout	is in minutes, and de-
	      faults to	15.

       -j     If the home directory of a  user	doesn't	 exist,	 automatically
	      create it. The newly created home	directory belongs to the user,
	      and permissions are set according	to the current directory mask.
	      To avoid local attacks, the parent directory should never	belong
	      to an untrusted user.

       -J ciphers
	      Set the list of ciphers that will	be accepted  for  TLS  connec-

       -k percentage
	      Disallow	upload	if the partition is more than percentage full.
	      Example: -k 95 will ensure that your disk	will never get	filled
	      more than	95% by FTP users.

       -K     Allow  users to resume and upload	files, but NOT to delete them.
	      Directories can be removed, but only if they are empty.

       -l authentication:file
	      Enable a new authentication method. It can be one	 of:  -l  unix
	      For  standard  (/etc/passwd) authentication.  -l pam For PAM au-
	      thentication.  -l	ldap:LDAP config file  For  LDAP  directories.
	      -l  mysql:MySQL config file For MySQL databases.	-l pgsql:Post-
	      gres config file For Postgres databases.	-l puredb:PureDB data-
	      base  file  For PureDB databases.	 -l extauth:path to pure-authd
	      socket For external authentication handlers.
	      Different	authentication methods can be mixed together. For  in-
	      stance   if   you	  run	the   server   with  -lpuredb:/usr/lo-
	      cal/etc/pwd.pdb  -lmysql:/usr/local/etc/  -lunix   Accounts
	      will first be authenticated from a PureDB	database. If it	fails,
	      a	MySQL server will be asked. If the account is still not	 found
	      is the database, standard	unix accounts will be scanned. Authen-
	      tication methods are tried in the	order you give the -l options,
	      if  you  do not give -l, then the	decision comes from configure,
	      if PAM is	built in, it is	used, if not, then UNIX	 (/etc/passwd)
	      is used by default.
	      See  the	README.LDAP  and README.MySQL files for	info about the
	      built-in LDAP and	SQL directory support.

       -L max files:max	depth
	      Avoid denial-of-service attacks by limiting the number  of  dis-
	      played  files  in	 a  'ls'  and the maximum depth	of a recursive
	      'ls'. Defaults are 2000:5	(2000 files  displayed	for  a	single
	      'ls' and walk through 5 subdirectories max).

       -m load
	      Do  not  allow  anonymous	users to download files	if the load is
	      above load when the user connects. Uploads and file listings are
	      still  allowed,  as are downloads	by real	users. The user	is not
	      told about this until he/she tries to download a file.

       -M     Allow anonymous users to create directories.

       -n maxfiles:maxsize
	      Enable virtual quotas When virtual quotas	are enabled, .ftpquota
	      files  are  created,  and	 the number of files for a user	is re-
	      stricted to 'maxfiles'. The max total size of his	 directory  is
	      also  restricted	to 'maxsize' Megabytes.	Members	of the trusted
	      group aren't subject to quotas.

       -N     NAT mode.	Force active mode. If your FTP server is behind	a  NAT
	      box that doesn't support applicative FTP proxying, or if you use
	      port redirection without a  transparent  FTP  proxy,  use	 this.
	      Well...  the  previous  sentence isn't very clear. Okay: if your
	      network looks like this:
	      and if you want people coming from the internet to  have	access
	      to  your	FTP  server,  please try without this option first. If
	      Netscape clients can connect without any problem,	your NAT gate-
	      way  rulez. If Netscape doesn't display directory	listings, your
	      NAT gateway sucks. Use -N	as a workaround.

       -o     Enable pure-uploadscript.

       -O format:log file
	      Record all file transfers	into a specific	log file, in an	alter-
	      native  format.  Currently,  three  formats  are supported: CLF,
	      Stats, W3C and xferlog.
	      If you add
	      -O clf:/var/log/pureftpd.log
	      to your  starting	 options,  Pure-FTPd  will  log	 transfers  in
	      /var/log/pureftpd.log  in	 a  format  similar  to	the Apache web
	      server in	default	configuration.
	      If you add
	      -O stats:/var/log/pureftpd.log
	      to your starting options,	Pure-FTPd  will	 create	 accurate  log
	      files designed for traffic analys	software like ftpStats.
	      If you add
	      -O w3c:/var/log/pureftpd.log
	      to  your	starting options, Pure-FTPd will create	W3C-conformant
	      log files.
	      For  security  purposes,	the  path  must	  be   absolute	  (eg.
	      /var/log/pureftpd.log, not  ../log/pureftpd.log).

       -p first:last
	      Use  only	 ports	in  the	range first to last inclusive for pas-
	      sive-mode	downloads. This	means that clients  will  not  try  to
	      open  connections	 to  TCP ports outside the range first - last,
	      which makes pure-ftpd more compatible with packet	filters.  Note
	      that the maximum number of clients (specified with -c) is	forced
	      down to (last + 1	- first)/2 if it is greater,  as  the  default
	      is. (The syntax for the port range is, conveniently, the same as
	      that of iptables).

       -P ip address or	host name
	      Force the	specified IP address in	reply to a PASV/EPSV/SPSV com-
	      mand.  If	 the  server  is  behind a masquerading	(NAT) box that
	      doesn't properly handle stateful FTP masquerading,  put  the  ip
	      address  of that box here. If you	have a dynamic IP address, you
	      can use a	symbolic host name (probably the one of	your gateway),
	      that will	be resolved every time a new client will connect.

       -q upload:download
	      Enable  an upload/download ratio for anonymous users (ex:	-q 1:5
	      means that 1 Mb of goodies have to be uploaded to	leech 5	Mb).

       -Q upload:download
	      Enable ratios for	anonymous and non-anonymous users. If  the  -a
	      option is	also used, users from the trusted group	have no	ratio.

       -r     Never  overwrite existing	files. Uploading a file	whose name al-
	      ready exists cause an automatic rename. Files are	called	xyz.1,
	      xyz.2, xyz.3, etc.

       -R     Disallow users (even non-anonymous ones) usage of	the CHMOD com-
	      mand. On hosting services, it may	 prevent  newbies  from	 doing
	      mistakes,	 like setting bad permissions on their home directory.
	      Only root	can use	CHMOD when this	switch is enabled.

       -s     Don't allow anonymous users to retrieve  files  owned  by	 "ftp"
	      (generally, files	uploaded by other anonymous users).

       -S [{ip address|hostname}] [,{port|service name}]
	      This  option  is only effective when the server is launched as a
	      standalone server.  Connections are accepted on the specified IP
	      and  port. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported. Numeric and fully-quali-
	      fied host	names are accepted. A service name (see	/etc/services)
	      can be used instead of a numeric port number.

       -t bandwidth
	      or  -t upload bandwidth:download bandwidth Enable	process	prior-
	      ity lowering and bandwidth throttling for	anonymous users. Delay
	      should be	in kilobytes/seconds.

       -T bandwidth
	      or  -T upload bandwidth:download bandwidth Enable	process	prior-
	      ity  lowering  and  bandwidth  throttling	  for	*ALL*	users.
	      Pure-FTPd	 should	 have been explicitly compiled with throttling
	      support to have these flags work.	 It is possible	to  have  dif-
	      ferent  bandwidth	limits for uploads and for downloads. '-t' and
	      '-T' can indeed be followed by two numbers delimited by a	column
	      (':'). The first number is the upload bandwidth and the next one
	      applies only to downloads. One of	them can be left  blank	 which
	      means  infinity.	 A single number without any column means that
	      the same limit applies to	upload and download.

       -u uid Do not allow uids	below uid to log in  (typically,  low-numbered
	      uids  are	 used  for administrative accounts).  -u 100 is	suffi-
	      cient to deny access to  all  administrative  accounts  on  many
	      linux boxes, where 99 is the last	administrative account.	Anony-
	      mous FTP is allowed even if the uid of the ftp user  is  smaller
	      than uid.	 -u 1 denies access only to root accounts. The default
	      is to allow FTP access to	all accounts.

       -U umask	files:umask dirs
	      Change the mask for creation of new files	and  directories.  The
	      default  are 133 (files are readable -but	not writable- by other
	      users) and 022 (same thing for directory,	with the  execute  bit
	      on).   If	 new  files  should  only be readable by the user, use
	      177:077. If you  want  uploaded  files  to  be  executable,  use
	      022:022  (files  will  be	 readable  by other people) or 077:077
	      (files will only be readable by their owner).

       -v bonjour name
	      Set the Bonjour name of the service (only	available on  MacOS  X
	      when Bonjour support is compiled in).

       -V ip address
	      Allow  non-anonymous  FTP	 access	only on	this specific local IP
	      address. All other IP addresses are only	anonymous.  With  that
	      option,  you  can	have routed IPs	for public access, and a local
	      IP (like 10.x.x.x) for  administration.  You  can	 also  have  a
	      routable	trusted	 IP protected by firewall rules, and only that
	      IP can be	used to	login as a non-anonymous user.

       -w     Enable support for the FXP  protocol,  for  non-anonymous	 users

       -W     Enable the FXP protocol for everyone.  FXP IS AN UNSECURE	PROTO-

       -x     In normal	operation mode,	 authenticated	users  can  read/write
	      files beginning with a dot ('.').	Anonymous users	can't, for se-
	      curity reasons (like changing banners or a  forgotten  .rhosts).
	      When  '-x'  is used, authenticated users can download dot-files,
	      but not overwrite/create them, even if they own them. That  way,
	      you can prevent hosted users from	messing	.qmail files.

       -X     This flag	is identical to	the previous one (writing dot-files is
	      prohibited), but in addition, users can't	even *read* files  and
	      directories beginning with a dot (like "cd .ssh").

       -y per user max sessions:max anonymous sessions
	      This  switch enables per-user concurrency	limits.	Two values are
	      separated	by a column. The first one is the max number  of  con-
	      current sessions for a single login. The second one is the maxi-
	      mum number of anonoymous sessions.

       -Y tls behavior
	      -Y 0 (default) disables TLS security mechanisms.
	      -Y 1 Accept both normal sessions and TLS ones.
	      -Y 2 refuses connections that aren't using TLS  security	mecha-
	      nisms, including anonymous ones.
	      -Y  3  refuses connections that aren't using TLS security	mecha-
	      nisms, and refuse	cleartext data channels	as well.
	      The server must have been	compiled with TLS support and a	 valid
	      certificate must be in place to accept encrypted sessions.

       -z     Allow  anonymous	users  to  read	files and directories starting
	      with a dot ('.').

       -Z     Add safe guards against common customer mistakes (like  chmod  0
	      on their own files) .

       Some of the complexities	of older servers are left out.

       This  version  of pure-ftpd can use PAM for authentication. If you want
       it to consult any files like /etc/shells	or /etc/ftpd/ftpusers  consult
       pam docs. LDAP directories and SQL databases are	also supported.

       Anonymous users are authenticated in any	of three ways:

       1.  The	user  logs  in as "ftp"	or "anonymous" and there is an account
       called "ftp" with an existing home directory. This server does not  ask
       anonymous users for an email address or other password.

       2.  The	user connects to an IP address which resolves to the name of a
       directory in /usr/local/etc/pure-ftpd (or a symlink in  that  directory
       to  a real directory), and there	is an account called "ftp" (which does
       not need	to have	a valid	home directory). See Virtual Servers below.

       Ftpd does a chroot(2) to	the relevant base directory when an  anonymous
       user logs in.

       Note that ftpd allows remote users to log in as root if the password is
       known and -u not	used.

       If a user's home	directory is /path/to/home/./, FTP sessions under that
       UID  will  be  chroot()ed.  In addition,	if a users's home directory is
       /path/to/home/./directory   the	 session   will	  be   chroot()ed   to
       /path/to/home and the FTP session will start in 'directory'.

       As noted	above, this pure-ftpd omits several features that are required
       by the RFC or might be considered useful	at first. Here is  a  list  of
       the most	important omissions.

       On-the-fly tar is not supported,	for several reasons. I feel that users
       who want	to get many files should use a	special	 FTP  client  such  as
       "mirror," which also supports incremental fetch.	I don't	want to	either
       add several hundred lines of code to create tar files or	execute	an ex-
       ternal tar. Finally, on-the-fly tar distorts log	files.

       On-the-fly  compression	is left	out too. Most files on an FTP site are
       compressed already, and if a file isn't,	there presumably is  a	reason
       why.  (As  for  decompression:  Don't  FTP users	waste bandwidth	enough
       without help from on-the-fly decompression?)

       Shortcuts for the "cd" command can be set up if	the  server  has  been
       compiled	with the --with-diraliases feature.

       To   enable   directory	 aliases,   create   a	file  called  /usr/lo-
       cal/etc/pureftpd-dir-aliases and	alternate lines	of alias names and as-
       sociated	directories.

       This server leaves out some of the commands and features	that have been
       used to subvert anonymous FTP servers in	the past, but still  you  have
       to  be  a  little bit careful in	order to support anonymous FTP without
       risk to the rest	of your	files.

       Make ~ftp and all files and directories below this directory  owned  by
       some  user other	than "ftp," and	only the .../incoming directory/direc-
       tories writable by "ftp." It is probably	best if	 all  directories  are
       writable	 only by a special group such as "ftpadmin" and	"ftp" is not a
       member of this group.

       If you do not trust the local users, put	~ftp on	a separate  partition,
       so  local users can't hard-link unapproved files	into the anonymous FTP

       Use of the -s option is strongly	suggested. (Simply add "-s" to the end
       of the ftpd line	in /etc/inetd.conf to enable it.)

       Most  other  FTP	 servers  require  that	 a  number  of	files  such as
       ~ftp/bin/ls exist. This server does not require that any	files  or  di-
       rectories  within ~/ftp whatsoever exist, and I recommend that all such
       unnecessary files are removed (for no real reason).

       It may be worth considering to run the anonymous	FTP service as a  vir-
       tual  server,  to  get automatic	logins and to firewall off the FTP ad-
       dress/port to which real	users can log in.

       If your server is a public FTP site, you	may want to allow  only	 'ftp'
       and  'anonymous'	 users to log in. Use the -e option for	this. Real ac-
       counts will be ignored and you will get a  secure,  anonymous-only  FTP

       The files _ftproot_/.banner and .message	are magical.

       If  there  is a file called .banner in the root directory of the	anony-
       mous FTP	area, or in the	root directory of a virtual host,  and	it  is
       shorter	than 1024 bytes, it is printed upon login. (If the client does
       not log in explicitly, and an implicit login is triggered by a  CWD  or
       CDUP  command,  the banner is not printed. This is regrettable but hard
       to avoid.)

       If there	is a file called .message in any directory and it  is  shorter
       than  1024  bytes, that file is printed whenever	a user enters that di-
       rectory using CWD or CDUP.

       You can run several different anonymous FTP servers  on	one  host,  by
       giving the host several IP addresses with different DNS names.

       Here  are  the steps needed to create an	extra server using an IP alias
       on linux	2.4.x, called ""	on address	on the
       IP alias	eth0.

       1.  Create  an  "ftp" account if	you do not have	one. It	it best	if the
       account does not	have a valid home directory and	 shell.	 I  prefer  to
       make  /dev/null	the ftp	account's home directory and shell.  Ftpd uses
       this account to set the anonymous users'	uid.

       2. Create a directory as	described in Anonymous FTP and make a  symlink
       called /usr/local/etc/pure-ftpd/ which points	to this	direc-

       3. Make sure your kernel	has support for	IP aliases.

       4. Make sure that the following commands	are run	at boot:

	 /sbin/ifconfig	eth0:1

       That should be all. If you have problems, here are some things to try.

       First, symlink /usr/local/etc/pure-ftpd/ to some directory and
       say  "ftp  localhost".  If that doesn't log you in, the problem is with

       If not, "ping -v" and/or "ping -v" from the
       same host. If this does not work, the problem is	with the IP alias.

       Next,  try "ping	-v"	from a host on the local ethernet, and
       afterwards "/sbin/arp -a". If is listed among the  ARP  en-
       tries  with  the	correct	hardware address, the problem is probably with
       the IP alias. If  is  listed,  but	has  hardware  address
       0:0:0:0:0:0, then proxy-ARP isn't working.

       If none of that helps, I'm stumped. Good	luck.

       Warning:	If you setup a virtual hosts, normal users will	not be able to
       login via  this	name,  so  don't  create  link/directory  in  /usr/lo-
       cal/etc/pure-ftpd for your regular hostname.

       /etc/passwd is used via libc (and PAM is	this case), to get the uid and
       home directory of normal	users, the uid and home	directory of "ftp" for
       normal anonymous	ftp, and just the uid of "ftp" for virtual ftp hosts.

       /etc/shadow is used like	/etc/passwd if shadow support is enabled.

       /etc/group  is  used  via  libc,	 to get	the group membership of	normal

       /proc/net/tcp is	used to	count existing FTP connections,	if the	-c  or
       -p options are used

       /usr/local/etc/pure-ftpd/_ip address_ is	the base directory for the <ip
       address>	virtual	ftp server, or a symbolic link to its base  directory.
       Ftpd  does  a  chroot(2)	into this directory when a user	logs in	to <ip
       address>, thus symlinks outside this directory will not work.

       ~ftp is the base	directory for "normal" anonymous FTP.  Ftpd does a ch-
       root(2)	into  this directory when an anonymous user logs in, thus sym-
       links outside this directory will not work.

       The behaviour of	LIST and NLST is a  tricky  issue.  Few	 servers  send
       RFC-compliant responses to LIST,	and some clients depend	on non-compli-
       ant responses.

       This server uses	glob(3)	to do filename globbing.

       The response to NLST is by default similar to that of ls(1),  and  that
       to  LIST	 is by default similar to that of ls -l	or ls -lg on most Unix
       systems,	except that the	"total"	count is  meaningless.	 Only  regular
       files,  directories  and	 symlinks are shown. Only important ls options
       are supported:

       -1     Undoes -l	and -C.

       -a     lists even files/directories whose names begin with ".".

       -C     lists files in as	many colums as will fit	on the screen.	Undoes
	      -1 and -l.

       -d     lists argument directories' names	rather their contents.

       -D     List  files  beginning  with  a  dot  ('.') even when the	client
	      doesn't append the -a option to the list command.

       -F     appends '*' to executable	regular	files, '@' to symlinks and '/'
	      to directories.

       -l     shows  various details about the file, including file group. See
	      ls(1) for	details. Undoes	-1 and -C.

       -r     reverses the sorting order (modifies -S and -t and  the  default
	      alphabetical ordering).

       -R     recursively  descends into subdirectories	of the argument	direc-

       -S     Sorts by file size instead of by name. Undoes -t.

       -t     Sorts by file modification time instead of by name. Undoes -S.

       Here are	the FTP	commands supported by this server.

       Please report bugs to the mailing-list (see  below).   Pure-FTPd	 looks
       very stable and is used on production servers. However it comes with no
       warranty	and it can have	nasty bugs or security flaws.


       See the mailing-list on

       Troll-FTPd was written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <> and copy-
       right  1995-2002	Troll Tech AS, Waldemar	Thranes	gate 98B, N-0175 Oslo,
       Norway, fax +47 22806380.

       Pure-FTPd is (C)opyleft 2001-2019 by Frank DENIS	 <j  at	 pureftpd  dot

       This software is	covered	by the BSD license.

	Arnt Gulbrandsen,
	Troll Tech AS,
	Janos Farkas,
	August Fullford,
	Ximenes	Zalteca,
	Patrick	Michael	Kane,
	Arkadiusz Miskiewicz,
	Michael	K. Johnson,
	Kelley Lingerfelt,
	Sebastian Andersson,
	Andreas	Westin,
	Jason Lunz,
	Mathias	Gumz,
	Claudiu	Costin,
	Paul Lasarev,
	Jean-Mathieux Schaffhauser,
	Emmanuel Hocdet,
	Sami Koskinen,
	Sami Farin,
	Luis Llorente Campo,
	Peter Pentchev,
	Darren Casey,
	The Regents of the University of California,
	Theo de	Raadt (OpenBSD),
	Matthias Andree,
	Isak Lyberth,
	Steve Reid,
	RSA Data Security Inc,
	Dmtry Lebkov,
	Johan Huisman,
	Thorsten Kukuk,
	Jan van	Veen,
	Roger Constantin Demetrescu,
	Stefano	F.,
	Robert Varga,
	James Metcalf,
	Im Eunjea,
	Philip Gladstone,
	Kenneth	Stailey,
	Brad Smith,
	Ulrik Sartipy,
	Cindy Marasco,
	Nicolas	Doye,
	Thomas Briggs,
	Stanton	Gallegos,
	Florin Andrei,
	Chan Wilson,
	Bjoern Metzdorf,
	Ben Gertzfield,
	Akhilesch Mritunjai,
	Dawid Szymanski,
	Kurt Inge Smadal,
	Alex Dupre,
	Gabriele Vinci,
	Andrey Ulanov,
	Fygul Hether,
	Jeffrey	Lim,
	Ying-Chieh Liao,
	Johannes Erdfelt,
	Martin Sarfy,
	Clive Goodhead,
	Aristoteles Pagaltzis,
	Stefan Hornburg,
	Mehmet Cokcevik,
	Brynjar	Eide,
	Torgnt Wernersson,
	Banhalmi Csaba,
	Volodin	D,
	Oriol Magrane,
	Jui-Nan	Lin,
	Patrick	Gosling,
	Marc Balmer,
	Rajat Upadhyaya	/ Novell,
	Christian Cier-Zniewski,
	Wilco Baan Hofman,
	Clement	Chauplannaz.

       ftp(1),	 pure-ftpd(8)	pure-ftpwho(8)	pure-mrtginfo(8)  pure-upload-
       script(8) pure-statsdecode(8)  pure-pw(8)  pure-quotacheck(8)  pure-au-
       thd(8) pure-certd(8)

       RFC 959,	RFC 2228, RFC 2389, RFC	2428 and RFC 4217.

Frank Denis			    1.0.49			  pure-ftpd(8)


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