man proftpd Command

Man page for apt-get proftpd Command

Man Page for proftpd in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man proftpd

Man Proftpd  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man proftpd in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man proftpd

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

proftpd(8)                                                                                                                                                proftpd(8)

proftpd Professional configurable, secure file transfer protocol server

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 con Äê
nection to the FTP service is made, or alternatively it can be run as a standalone daemon.

When proftpd is run in standalone mode and it receives a SIGHUP then it will reread its configuration file. When run in standalone mode without the n
option, the main proftpd daemon writes its process ID to /var/run/run/ to make it easy to know which process to SIGHUP.

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

n, nodaemon
Runs the proftpd process in standalone mode (must be configured as such in the configuration file), but does not background the process or disas Äê
sociate it from the controlling 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 <IfDefine>...</IfDefine> sections in the configuration files to conditionally skip or process

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

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

N, nocollision
Disables address/port collision checking.

V, settings
Displays various compile time settings and exits.

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 PersistentPasswd 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


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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