Howto install Proftpd on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora


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Proftpd is anyone applications for transfer file using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Proftpd using for download or upload file in to server. Before installation make sure gcc package have installed, for installation follow this posting.

1. Make Sure gcc package have installed.
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa gcc*

2. Download proftpd.

[root@localhost downloads]# wget


yum   install proftpd

 3. Extract your proftpd have downloaded.

[root@localhost  downloads]# tar zxvf proftpd-1.3.xx.tar.gz
[root@localhost downloads]# cd  proftpd-1.3.xx.

4. Install proftpd

[root@localhost proftpd-1.3.2rc1]#  ./configure
[root@localhost proftpd-1.3.2rc1]# make
[root@localhost  proftpd-1.3.2rc1]# make install

5. Making proftpd user

[root@localhost proftpd-1.3.xx]#  useradd proftpd -s /dev/null

6. Making ftp directory

[root@localhost  proftpd-1.3.xx]# mkdir /home/ftp

7. Edit this line for setting proftpd.

vi  /etc/proftpd.conf

and try to change these lines


[root@localhost proftpd-1.3.2rc1]# nano /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to
# ‘proftpd.conf’ for actual use. It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login. It assumes that you have a user/group
# “nobody” and “ftp” for normal operation and anon.

ServerName “ProFTPD centos”
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 21

# Don’t use IPv6 support by default.
# UseIPv6 off

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask 022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances 30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
User proftpd
Group proftpd

# To cause every FTP user to be “jailed” (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
#DefaultRoot ~

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
AllowOverwrite on

# Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default


# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories. If you do not
# want anonymous users, simply delete this entire section.

User ftp
Group ftp

# We want clients to be able to login with “anonymous” as well as “ftp”
UserAlias anonymous ftp

# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
MaxClients 10

# We want ‘welcome.msg’ displayed at login, and ‘.message’ displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayChdir .message


save and exit

#/etc/init.d/proftpd start

check if ftp is running with ps -ef | grep proftpd


Voila :)

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