Projects / ProFTPD


ProFTPD is a proven, high-performance, scalable FTP server written from scratch, with a focus toward simplicity, security, and ease of configuration. Naturally, ProFTPD powers some of the largest sites on the Internet. It features a very Apache-like configuration syntax, modules, and a highly customizable server infrastructure, including support for multiple 'virtual' FTP servers, anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory visibility.


Recent releases

  •  05 Oct 2007 21:31

    Release Notes: Many bugfixes and new features like dynamic blacklisting of clients, improved SQL handling, and quotas.

    •  28 Nov 2006 17:19

      Release Notes: A remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2006-5815) was fixed.

      •  20 Apr 2006 20:38

        Release Notes: New function like DSO support, SQL suppport for multiple databases at the same time, a new quota module, and CCC support for TLS encrypted connections. Many smaller bugfixes and features.

        •  07 Mar 2006 06:38

          Release Notes: Mac OS X portability tweaks, fixed run-time detection of Unix domain sockets, an updated mod_ldap module, NetBSD and Solaris logging improvements, and updated documentation.

          •  16 Nov 2005 21:32

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            21 Oct 2009 03:02 iida

            Versions of 1.3.2b and 1.3.3rc2 are seemed to be released on 2009-10-20.

            25 Nov 2005 10:36 boomy

            Re: Proftpd + MySQL _ symbolic link dir. not accessable
            As I was googling at symbolic links etc. instead of symlink I now found someting that solves my issue:

            Case closed :)

            25 Nov 2005 10:22 boomy

            Proftpd + MySQL _ symbolic link dir. not accessable
            Thank for the great FTP service!

            I've just configured the chrooted ftp server in combination with Mysql for authentication.

            Only one thing that I can't get to work is symbolic link directories to show up in the directorie list.

            I get the error:

            550 /data: Too many levels of symbolic links

            What i did was from the ftp home dir going to a dir that was created with ls -s /data /blabla/data

            Does somebody got an answer to my problem?

            hope so :)


            25 Mar 2002 03:59 danant

            fast installation - easy and powerful configuration
            Very fast compilation and installation (tried on RedHat 7.2).
            Configuration really powerful and intuitive. I'm satisfied with it.
            Many thanks to developers! Go like this.

            08 Mar 2002 18:35 apollyon

            Thank you for a great FTP daemon!
            I must say that ProFTPd is bar-none the best FTP daemon I have used.
            It is the only FTP daemon I've seen that can gracefully withstand a harsh connect flood without dying.
            (rain -t localhost -p 21 --connect)
            Keep up the good work!


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