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proftpd(8)							    proftpd(8)

       proftpd	-  Professional  configurable,	secure	file transfer protocol

       proftpd [ -hlntv ] [ -c config-file ] [ -d debuglevel ] [ -p 0|1 ]

       proftpd is the Professional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server daemon.
       The  server may be invoked by the Internet "super-server" inetd(8) each
       time a connection to the FTP service is made, or alternatively  it  can
       be run as a standalone daemon.

       When proftpd is run in standalone mode and it receives a SIGHUP then it
       will reread its configuration file.  When run in standalone mode  with
       out  the  -n  option,  the main proftpd daemon writes its process ID to
       /var/run/run/proftpd.pid to make it  easy  to  know  which  process  to

       -h,--help   Display  a short usage description, including all available

		   Runs the proftpd process in standalone mode (must  be  con
		   figured  as	such  in the configuration file), but does not
		   background the process or disassociate it from the control
		   ling tty.  Additionally, all output (log or debug messages)
		   are sent to stderr, rather than the syslog mechanism.  Most
		   often used with the -d option for debugging.

       -q,--quiet  Quiet  mode;  dont  send  logging  information to standard
		   error when running with the -n option.

		   Displays the version number of ProFTPD to stdout.

       -D,--define parameter
		   Sets a configuration parameter which  can  be  used	...	sections in the configuration files to
		   conditionally skip or process commands.

       -d,--debug debuglevel
		   Sets proftpds internal  debug  level  (normally  0).   The
		   debuglevel  should  be  an integer value from 0 to 10, with
		   higher numbers  producing  more  debug  output.   Normally,
		   debug messages are sent to syslog using the DEBUG facility,
		   however if the -n option is used, all such output  is  sent
		   to stderr.

       -c,--config config-file
		   Specifies an alternate config-file to be parsed at startup,
		   rather than the default configuration  file.   The  default
		   configuration file is /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf

		   Disables address/port collision checking.

		   Displays various compile-time settings and exits.

		   Read  the configuration file, report any syntax errors, and

       -p,--persistent 0|1
		   Disables (0) or enables (1) the default persistent password
		   support,  which  is	determined  at configure time for each
		   platform.  This option only affects the default support, it
		   can	still  be  overridden at run-time with the Persistent
		   Passwd directive.

       -l,--list   Lists all modules compiled into proftpd.


       ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of people,  full  credits
       can be found on http://www.proftpd.org/credits.html


       Full  documentation  on	ProFTPD,  including configuration and FAQs, is
       available at http://www.proftpd.org/

       For  help/support,  try	the  ProFTPD  mailing	lists,	 detailed   on

       Report bugs at http://bugs.proftpd.org/

				   July 2000			    proftpd(8)

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