A Step By Step Guide On How To Install ProFTPD On FreeBSD
Getting ProFTPD to run on FreeBSD is quite simple and can be done in a few steps. Now before you start you will need to consider this. ProFTPD does not use “Virtual Users” like it’s sister PureFTPD. That means you need to have a “Real User Account” in your master password file on your system for each ftp account. Unlike PureFTPD which is able to use it’s own user database. Also worth mentioning is the fact the ProFTPD has not been translated to all languages which may cause some strange behavior truncating files with international characters.
- cd /usr/ports/ftp/proftpd && make install clean BATCH=yes
Once done we need to adjust the configuration slightly to our needs. The configuration file for Proftp is located here /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
Change the Server Name. Please note this will have no effect if you are using “ServerIdent Off” So find this line …