ftpd --- Internet File Transfer Protocol server


     ftpd [-AdDhlMnPSU] [-T maxtimeout] [-t timeout] [-u mask] [-z debug]
      [-z certsok] [-z certrequired] [-z secure] [-z verify=flags]
      [-z cert=certfile] [-z key=keyfile] [-z ciper=list]


     Ftpd is the Internet File Transfer Protocol server process.  The server
     uses the TCP protocol and listens at the port specified in the "ftp"
     service specification; see services(5).

     Available options:

     -4      Use IPv4 addressing only. The default is to offer service for
         both families, IPv6 and IPv4.

     -6      Only provide IPv6 addressing capability.

     -A      Permit only anonymous ftp connections or accounts listed in
         /etc/ftpchroot. Other connection attempts are refused.  This
         option is no longer effective if PAM is enabled.  Please refer to
         the README file for instructions to doing this with PAM.

     -d      Debugging information is written to the syslog using LOG_FTP.

     -D      With this option set, ftpd will detach and become a daemon,
         accepting connections on the FTP port and forking child processes
         to handle them. This has lower overhead than starting ftpd from
         inetd(8) and is thus useful on busy servers to reduce load.

     -h      The server will use data ports in the high port range for passive
         connections.  This range is defined by the IPPORT_HIFIRSTAUTO and
         IPPORT_HILASTAUTO defines in <netinet/in.h>.  In OpenBSD they are
         set to 49152 and 65535 respectively.

     -l      Each successful and failed ftp(1) session is logged using syslog
         with a facility of LOG_FTP.  If this option is specified twice,
         the retrieve (get), store (put), append, delete, make directory,
         remove directory and rename operations and their filename
         arguments are also logged.

     -M      Enables multihomed mode.  Instead of simply using ~ftp for
         anonymous transfers, a directory matching the fully qualified
         name of the IP number the client connected to, and located inside
         ~ftp is used instead.

     -n      Use numeric IP addresses in logs instead of doing hostname

     -P      Permit illegal port numbers or addresses for PORT command
         initiated connects.  By default ftpd(8) violates the RFC and thus
         constrains the PORT command to non-reserved ports and requires it
         use the same source address as the connection came from.  This
         prevents the "FTP bounce attack" against services on both the
         local machine and other local machines.

     -S      With this option set, ftpd logs all anonymous transfers to the
         file /var/log/ftpd when this file exists.

     -U      Each concurrent ftp(1) session is logged to the file
         /var/run/utmp, making them visible to commands such as who(1).
         This option at present is unsupporte and will always silently

     -T      A client may also request a different timeout period; the maximum
         period allowed may be set to timeout seconds with the -T option.
         The default limit is 2 hours.

     -t      The inactivity timeout period is set to timeout seconds (the
         default is 15 minutes).

     -u      Change the default umask from 027 to mask.

     -z SSL-parameter
         This option is only valid if ftpd has been built with SSL (Secure
         Socket Layer) support.

         debug       Enable SSL related debugging.

         ssl         Negotiate SSL at first, then use ftp protocol. In
                     this mode ftpd only accepts connections from SSL
                     enhanced ftp with option -z ssl.  (Not yet

         nossl, !ssl
                     switch off SSL negotiation

         certsok     Look username up in /etc/ssl.users. The format of
                     this file is lines of this form:
                     user1,user2:/C=US/..... where user1 and user2 are
                     usernames. If client certificate is valid,
                     authenticate without password.

                     client certificate is mandatory

         secure      Don't switch back to unencrypted mode (no SSL) if SSL
                     is not available.

         verify=int  Set the SSL verify flags (SSL_VERIFY_* in ssl/ssl.h

                     Use the certificate(s) in cert_file.

                     Use the key(s) in key_file.

                     Set the preferred ciphers to ciph_list.  (See
                     ssl/ssl.h ).

     The file /etc/nologin can be used to disable ftp access.  If the file
     exists, ftpd displays it and exits.  If the file /etc/ftpwelcome exists,
     ftpd prints it before issuing the "ready" message.  If the file /etc/motd
     exists, ftpd prints it after a successful login.  If the file .message
     exists in a directory, ftpd prints it when that directory is entered.

     The ftp server currently supports the following ftp requests.  The case
     of the requests is ignored.

       Request    Description
       ABOR       abort previous command
       ACCT       specify account (ignored)
       ALLO       allocate storage (vacuously)
       APPE       append to a file
       CDUP       change to parent of current working directory
       CWD        change working directory
       DELE       delete a file
       EPRT       specify data connection port, either IPv4 or IPv6
       EPSV       ask for a server port for fetching data
       HELP       give help information
       LIST       give list files in a directory ("ls -lgA")
       MKD        make a directory
       MDTM       show last modification time of file
       MODE       specify data transfer mode
       NLST       give name list of files in directory
       NOOP       do nothing
       PASS       specify password
       PASV       prepare for server-to-server transfer
       PORT       specify data connection port
       PWD        print the current working directory
       QUIT       terminate session
       REST       restart incomplete transfer
       RETR       retrieve a file
       RMD        remove a directory
       RNFR       specify rename-from file name
       RNTO       specify rename-to file name
       SITE       non-standard commands (see next section)
       SIZE       return size of file
       STAT       return status of server
       STOR       store a file
       STOU       store a file with a unique name
       STRU       specify data transfer structure
       SYST       show operating system type of server system
       TYPE       specify data transfer type
       USER       specify user name
       XCUP       change to parent of current working directory
       XCWD       change working directory (deprecated)
       XMKD       make a directory (deprecated)
       XPWD       print the current working directory (deprecated)
       XRMD       remove a directory (deprecated)

     The following non-standard or UNIX specific commands are supported by the
     SITE request.

       Request    Description
       UMASK      change umask, e.g. ``SITE UMASK 002''
       IDLE       set idle-timer, e.g. ``SITE IDLE 60''
       CHMOD      change mode of a file, e.g. ``SITE CHMOD 755 filename''
       HELP       give help information.

     The remaining ftp requests specified in Internet RFC 959 are recognized,
     but not implemented.  MDTM and SIZE are not specified in RFC 959, but
     will appear in the next updated FTP RFC.

     The ftp server will abort an active file transfer only when the ABOR
     command is preceded by a Telnet "Interrupt Process" (IP) signal and a
     Telnet "Synch" signal in the command Telnet stream, as described in
     Internet RFC 959.  If a STAT command is received during a data transfer,
     preceded by a Telnet IP and Synch, transfer status will be returned.

     Ftpd interprets file names according to the "globbing" conventions used
     by csh(1).  This allows users to utilize the metacharacters "*?[]{}~".

     Ftpd authenticates users according to five rules.

       1.   The login name must be in the password data base, /etc/passwd,
            and not have a null password.  In this case a password must be
            provided by the client before any file operations may be
            performed.  If the user has an S/Key key, the response from a
            successful USER command will include an S/Key challenge. The
            client may choose to respond with a PASS command giving either
            a standard password or an S/Key one-time password. The server
            will automatically determine which type of password it has
            been given and attempt to authenticate accordingly. See
            skey(1) for more information on S/Key authentication. S/Key is
            a Trademark of Bellcore.

       2.   The login name must not appear in the file /etc/ftpusers.

       3.   The user must have a standard shell returned by

       4.   If the user name appears in the file /etc/ftpchroot the
            session's root will be changed to the user's login directory
            by chroot(2) as for an "anonymous" or "ftp" account (see next
            item).  However, the user must still supply a password.  This
            feature is intended as a compromise between a fully anonymous
            account and a fully privileged account.  The account should
            also be set up as for an anonymous account.

       5.   If the user name is "anonymous" or "ftp", an anonymous ftp
            account must be present in the password file (user "ftp").  In
            this case the user is allowed to log in by specifying any
            password (by convention an email address for the user should
            be used as the password).

     In the last case, ftpd takes special measures to restrict the client's
     access privileges.  The server performs a chroot(2) to the home directory
     of the "ftp" user.  In order that system security is not breached, it is
     recommended that the "ftp" subtree be constructed with care, following
     these rules:

       ~ftp      Make the home directory owned by "root" and unwritable by
                 anyone (mode 555).

       ~ftp/bin  Make this directory owned by "root" and unwritable by
                 anyone (mode 511).  This directory is required, and
                 should contain at least a statically linked copy of
                 ls(1.) Any programs in this directory should be mode 111
                 (executable only).

       ~ftp/etc  Make this directory owned by "root" and unwritable by
                 anyone (mode 511).  The files passwd(5) and group(5) must
                 be present for the ls command to be able to produce owner
                 names rather than numbers.  The password field in passwd
                 is not used, and should not contain real passwords.  The
                 file motd, if present, will be printed after a successful
                 login.  These files should be mode 444.

       ~ftp/lib  Make this directory owned by "root" and unwritable by
                 anyone (mode 511).  The libraries ld-linux.so.2 and
                 libc.so.6 (or whatever your ls command is linked to) must
                 be present.  In order to read passwd(5) and group(5), the
                 library libnss_files.so.2 is also needed.  Note that if
                 you're using a 2.2.* or later Linux kernel, ld-linux.so.2
                 must be executable as well as readable (555).  All other
                 files should be mode 444.

       ~ftp/pub  Make this directory mode 555 and owned by "root".  This
                 is traditionally where publically accessible files are
                 stored for download.


     /etc/ftpusers    List of unwelcome/restricted users.
     /etc/ftpchroot   List of normal users who should be chroot'd.
     /etc/ftpwelcome  Welcome notice.
     /etc/motd        Welcome notice after login.
     /etc/nologin     Displayed and access refused.
     /var/run/utmp    List of users on the system.
     /var/log/ftpd    Log file for anonymous transfers.


     ftp(1), skey(1), who(1), getusershell(3), ftpusers(5), syslogd(8)


     The server must run as the super-user to create sockets with privileged
     port numbers.  It maintains an effective user ID of the logged in user,
     reverting to the super-user only when binding addresses to sockets.  The
     possible security holes have been extensively scrutinized, but are
     possibly incomplete.


     The ftpd command appeared in 4.2BSD.


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