vsftpd

VSFTPD(8)                 BSD System Manager's Manual                VSFTPD(8)

NAME
     vsftpd — Very Secure FTP Daemon

SYNOPSIS
     vsftpd [configuration file and / or options]

DESCRIPTION
     vsftpd is the Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon. The server can
     be launched via a “super-server” such as inetd(8) or xinetd(8).
     Alternatively, vsftpd can be launched in standalone mode, in which case
     vsftpd itself will listen on the network. This latter mode is easier to
     use, and recommended. It is activated by setting listen=YES in
     /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.  Direct execution of the vsftpd binary will then
     launch the FTP service ready for immediate client connections.

     Systemd changes the vsftpd daemon start-up. The vsftpd package contains
     vsftpd-generator script generating symbolic links to
     /var/run/systemd/generator/vsftpd.target.wants directory. The generator
     is called during e.g. 'systemctl --system daemon-reload'. All these
     symbolic links link /usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd@.service file.  The
     vsftpd daemon(s) is/are controlled by one of following ways:

     1. Single daemon using default /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf configuration file
     # systemctl {start,stop,...} vsftpd[.service]

     2. Single daemon using /etc/vsftpd/<conf-name>.conf
     # systemctl {start,stop,...} vsftpd@<conf-name>[.service]

     3. All instances together
     # systemctl {restart,stop} vsftpd.target

     See systemd.unit(5), systemd.target(5) for further details.

OPTIONS
     An optional configuration file or files may be given on the command line.
     These files must be owned as root if running as root. Any command line
     option not starting with a "-" character is treated as a config file that
     will be loaded. Note that config files are loaded in the strict order
     that they are encountered on the command line.  If no config files are
     specified, the default configuration file of /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf will
     be loaded, after all other command line options are processed.

     Supported options are:

     -v      Print the version information and exit, even if other options are
             encountered.

     -ooption=value
             Set a single option, value pair as per the format in the config
             file. Multiple -o options are supported, and they are applied in
             strict order relative to their appearance on the command line,
             including intermingling with loading of config files.

EXAMPLES
     vsftpd -olisten=NO /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf -oftpd_banner=blah

     That example overrides vsftpd's built-in default for the "listen" option
     to be NO, but then loads /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf which may override that
     setting. Finally, the "ftpd_banner" setting is set to "blah", which
     overrides any default vsftpd setting and any identical setting that was
     in the config file.

FILES
     /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

     /usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service

     /usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd@.service

     /usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.target

SEE ALSO
     vsftpd.conf(5) systemd.unit(5)

                                 March 8, 2001