Unix/Linux Go Back    

OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for ftpservers (opensolaris section 4)

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages
Man Page or Keyword Search:   man
Select Man Page Set:       apropos Keyword Search (sections above)

ftpservers(4)				   File Formats 			    ftpservers(4)

       ftpservers - FTP Server virtual hosting configuration file


       The  ftpservers file is used to configure complete virtual hosting. In contrast to limited
       virtual hosting, complete virtual hosting allows separate configuration files to be speci-
       fied for each virtual host.

       The  set  of  configuration files for each virtual host are placed in their own directory.
       The ftpservers file associates the address of each virtual host	with  the  directory  its
       configuration files are stored in. The virtual host configuration files must be named:

       ftpaccess	 Virtual host's access file

       ftpusers 	 Restricts the accounts that can use the virtual host

       ftpgroups	 Virtual hosts enhanced group access file

       ftphosts 	 Allow or deny usernames access to the virtual host

       ftpconversions	 Customize conversions available from the virtual host

       You  do	not  need to put every file in each virtual host directory. If you want a virtual
       host to use the master copy of a file, then do not include it in the virtual  host  direc-
       tory.  If  the  file is not included, the master copy from the /etc/ftpd directory will be

       The file names must match exactly. If you misspell any of  them or name them  differently,
       the server will not find them, and the server will use the master copy instead.

       The  ftpaddhost	utility  is an administrative tool to configure virtual hosts. See ftpad-

   File Format
       There are two fields to each entry in the ftpservers file:

	 address   directory-containing-configuration-files

       For example:	  /etc/ftpd/virtual-ftpd/   /etc/ftpd//virtual-ftpd/
	 some.domain	  INTERNAL

       When an FTP client connects to the FTP Server, in.ftpd(1M) tries to match the  IP  address
       to which the FTP client connected with one found in the ftpservers file.

       The address can be an IPv4 or IPv6 address, or a hostname.

       If  a  match is found, The FTP server uses any configuration files found in the associated

       If a match is not found,  or an invalid directory path is encountered,  the default  paths
       to  the	configuration  files are used. The use of INTERNAL in the example above fails the
       check for a specific directory, and the master configuration files will be used.

       Either the actual IP address or a specific hostname can be used	to  specify  the  virtual
       host.  It  is  better to specify the actual IP of the virtual host, as it reduces the need
       for a domain lookup and eliminates DNS security related naming issues, for example:	   /etc/ftpd/config/faqs.org/
	 ftp.some.domain   /etc/ftpd/config/faqs.org/

       Lines that begin with a # sign are treated as comment lines and are ignored.


       See attributes(5)  for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWftpr			   |
       |Interface Stability	     |External			   |

       ftpaddhost(1M), in.ftpd(1M), ftpaccess(4), ftpconversions(4),  ftpgroups(4),  ftphosts(4),
       ftpusers(4), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				    1 May 2003				    ftpservers(4)
Unix & Linux Commands & Man Pages : ©2000 - 2018 Unix and Linux Forums

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:09 AM.