The pure-ftpd package that comes with Debian 5.0 (Lenny) does not start in a OpenVZ virtual machine as it is compiled with "capabilities". This tutorial describes the steps to build a pure-ftpd Debian package with capabilities disabled: Make a temporary directory mkdir /usr/src/pure-ftpd cd /usr/src/pure-ftpd Download the source package for pure-ftpd apt-get source pure-ftpd apt-get ... Read more
If hidden files (files that start with a dot like .htaccess, .bash_history, .profile or .ssh) are not displayed in your FTP client, then they are most likely disabled in the FTP server. To enable hidden files in pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, execute this command: echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles and then restart pureftpd.
If you run a firewall on your Linux server and want to use passive FTP connections, you have to define the passive port range in pure-ftpd and your firewall to ensure that the connections don't get blocked. The following example is for pure-ftpd on Debian or Ubuntu Linux and ISPConfig 3. Set Passive Port Range ... Read more
The pure-ftp daemon by default has a recursion limit of 2000 files, this prevents the server from showing more then 2000 files when you browse a directory with an FTP client. To expand this Limit to e.g 5000 files, create or edit the file /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/LimitRecursion and add a line "5000 500". The first number is the ... Read more
If you experience problems with slow logins in pure-ftpd, this is often caused by a problem with the resolving of the clients hsotname. This happens e.g. when you run a FTP server in your intranet and the hostname of the client computer does not exist in DNS. To disable name resolving in pureftpd, run the ... Read more
To turn on verbose logging (e.g. to debug FTP connection or authentication problems) in pure-ftpd FTP server on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, execute the following command as root user in the shell: echo 'yes' > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/VerboseLog and then restart pure-ftpd, for init based systems: /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql restart For Servers that use systemd: service pure-ftpd-mysql restart The ... Read more