HowTo setup ProFTPd an Users

Thursday, 3. December 2015

Install proftpd

sudo apt-get install proftpd

Add this line in /etc/shells file (sudo nano /etc/shells)


Create the folders an the user

sudo mkdir /home/www/userdir

sudo useradd userftp -p your_password -d /home/www/userdir -s /bin/false -G ftpusers

sudo passwd userftp /home/www/userdir

sudo chown userftp:ftpusers

Change your configuration according to your needs

cat /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf

Include /etc/proftpd/modules.conf
UseIPv6 on
IdentLookups off
ServerName “”
ServerType standalone
DeferWelcome off
MultilineRFC2228 on
DefaultServer on
ShowSymlinks on
TimeoutNoTransfer 600
TimeoutStalled 600
TimeoutIdle 1200
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayChdir .message true
ListOptions “-l”
DenyFilter \*.*/
RequireValidShell off
TimeoutLogin 20
RootLogin off
UseFtpUsers off
AllowStoreRestart on

# Lock all the users in home directory, ***** really important *****
DefaultRoot ~
Port 21
<IfModule mod_dynmasq.c>
MaxInstances 30
User proftpd
Group nogroup
Umask 022 022
MaxClients 40
MaxClientsPerHost 40
MaxClientsPerUser 40
MaxHostsPerUser 40

AllowOverwrite on

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