Setting up A FTP Server on Debian
apt-get install proftpd-basic
Choose the "Standalone" Version.
After the installation the server will be running, and will grant access to all user accounts upon the host.
The config file is in /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
DefaultRoot ~ // This causes all users to be presented with the contents of their home directory
DefaultRoot /direct_path/folder user //This overrides the default above.
By default, proftpd has mod_delay enabled. It automatically works when people start downloading too much data too fast etc. This however can be a nuisance sometimes if you are downloading a lot of files etc. The ftp client program may return a 502 error saying some temporary error (which is caused by mod_delay) and can make continuation of ftp downloads painful. To disable mod_delay on proftpd:
vi /etc/proftpd.conf //insert the following lines: <IfModule mod_delay.c> DelayEngine off </IfModule>
That should do it. Info got from: http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_delay.html
Bandwidth Speed Limiting for FTP
If a user wants to limit their own ftp download from their account on a ftp server, they can do the following:
cd ~/ vi .ftpaccess TransferRate RETR 20 user sburke #where 20 = 20KB max, and sburke = username
If an admin wants to limit a user, they can do the following:
vi /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf <Global> TransferRate RETR 20 user sburke </Global>
vi /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf //change from 30 to 5 for quiet ftp server MaxInstances 5
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