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Net::FTPServer is a secure, extensible and configurable Perl FTP server. SYNOPSIS ftpd [--help] [-d] [-v] [-p port] [-s] [-S]

License: Perl Artistic License
File size: 124K
Developer: Richard Jones
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Net::FTPServer is a secure, extensible and configurable Perl FTP server.


ftpd [--help] [-d] [-v] [-p port] [-s] [-S] [-V] [-C conf_file]
[-P pidfile] [-o option=value]

Net::FTPServer is a secure, extensible and configurable FTP server written in Perl.
Current features include:

Authenticated FTP access.
Anonymous FTP access.
Complete implementation of current RFCs.
ASCII or binary type file transfers.
Active or passive mode file transfers.
Run standalone or from inetd(8).
Security features: chroot, resource limits, tainting, protection against buffer overflows.
IP-based and/or IP-less virtual hosts.
Complete access control system.
Anonymous read-only FTP personality.
Virtual filesystem allows files to be served from a database.
Directory aliases and CDPATH support.
Extensible command set.
Generate archives on the fly.


A standard ftpd.conf file is supplied with the distribution. Full documentation for all the possible options which you may use in this file is contained in this manual page. See the section CONFIGURATION below.

After doing make install, the standard ftpd.conf file should have been installed in /etc/ftpd.conf. You will probably need to edit this file to suit your local configuration.
Also after doing make install, several start-up scripts will have been installed in /usr/sbin/* (On Debian in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin). Each start-up script starts the server in a different configuration: either as a full FTP server, or as an anonymous-only read-only FTP server, etc.

The commonly used scripts are:


The first script is for the full FTP server.

These scripts assume that the perl interpreter can be found on the current $PATH. In the rare situation when this is not the case, you may need to edit these scripts.


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