Very Secure FTP Daemon
configuration file and / or
is the Very Secure File Transfer
Protocol Daemon. The server can be launched via a “super-server”
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
execution of the
binary will then
launch the FTP service ready for immediate client connections.
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
will be loaded,
after all other command line options are processed.
Supported options are:
- Print the version information and exit, even if other options are
- 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.
vsftpd -olisten=NO /usr/local/etc/vsftpd.conf -oftpd_banner=blah
That example overrides vsftpd's built-in default for the "listen"
option to be NO, but then loads /usr/local/etc/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.