Install proftpd in Slackware

ProFTPD is a FTP server. ProFTPD uses only one configuration file “/etc/proftpd.conf”, the config file is very similar to Apache’s config file, it can be used to configure multiple virtual FTP servers easily, and has chroot capabilities depending on the underlying filesystem. It can run as standalone server or inetd service. It’s able to work over IPv6.


Its design is modular, which enabled writing SSL/TLS encryption, RADIUS, LDAP and SQL extensions as modules.


Today will show you how to install proftpd on Slackware13.0

First download proftpd

#slackpkg  install proftpd

now edit to the /etc/proftp.conf

vi /etc/proftpd.conf

and change to

ServerName                      "ProFTPD Salckware Installation"
ServerType standalone

Now under root start yout proftpd server


and check if the proftpd running and listening

root@slackware-13:/# ps -ef | grep  proftpd
nobody 4195 1 0 01:00 ? 00:00:00 proftpd: (accepting connections)
pirat9 4276 4195 0 01:03 ? 00:00:00 proftpd: pirat9 - ::ffff: IDLE
pirat9 4277 4195 0 01:06 ? 00:00:00 proftpd: pirat9 - ::ffff: IDLE
root 4283 3333 0 01:13 pts/0 00:00:00 grep proftpd
root@slackware-13:/# netstat -an | grep ftp
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 19818 /var/run/proftpd/proftpd.sock
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 19810 /var/run/proftpd/proftpd.sock

Now you can connect via shell commands :


[root@test11 ~]# ftp
Connected to (
220 ProFTPD 1.3.2 Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [::ffff:]
Name (
331 Password required for pirat9
230 User pirat9 logged in
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> dir
227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,105,178,78).
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
226 Transfer complete

or connect from FTP client (GFTP) or others

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