PROFTPD not connecting from FTP Client
So I followed the Proftpd guide and installed ProFTPD on my droplet.
I can connect no problem from SSH. However I can’t access FTP from an FTP client or a browser.
I understand that I should use SFTP and I’m using that but I need access via FTP for this droplet because certain software that needs to upload files to the server only works through FTP.
I have 3 domains on the droplet, one of which is bozzified.com
I’m using forge as username and forge’s root password (Laravel Forge created this user to manage the servers).
What am I missing here? As I mentioned, SSH command line access works fine when I SSH into the droplet but not from browser.
Here is the proftpd conf file:
/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf – This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file.
To really apply changes, reload proftpd after modifications, if
it runs in daemon mode. It is not required in inetd/xinetd mode.
Includes DSO modules
Set off to disable IPv6 support which is annoying on IPv4 only boxes.
If set on you can experience a longer connection delay in many cases.
DisplayChdir .message true
Use this to jail all users in their homes
Users require a valid shell listed in /etc/shells to login.
Use this directive to release that constrain.
Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
In some cases you have to specify passive ports range to by-pass
firewall limitations. Ephemeral ports can be used for that, but
feel free to use a more narrow range.
PassivePorts 49152 65534
If your host was NATted, this option is useful in order to
allow passive tranfers to work. You have to use your public
address and opening the passive ports used on your firewall as well.
This is useful for masquerading address with dynamic IPs:
refresh any configured MasqueradeAddress directives every 8 hours
To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
(such as xinetd)
Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new files and dirs
(second parm) from being group and world writable.
Umask 022 022
Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
Uncomment this if you are using NIS or LDAP via NSS to retrieve passwords:
This is required to use both PAM-based authentication and local passwords
AuthOrder modauthpam.c* modauthunix.c
Be warned: use of this directive impacts CPU average load!
Uncomment this if you like to see progress and transfer rate with ftpwho
in downloads. That is not needed for uploads rates.
Logging onto /var/log/lastlog is enabled but set to off by default
In order to keep log file dates consistent after chroot, use timezone info
from /etc/localtime. If this is not set, and proftpd is configured to
chroot (e.g. DefaultRoot or <Anonymous>), it will use the non-daylight
savings timezone regardless of whether DST is in effect.
SetEnv TZ :/etc/localtime
Delay engine reduces impact of the so-called Timing Attack described in
It is on by default.
Alternative authentication frameworks
This is used for FTPS connections
Useful to keep VirtualHost/VirtualRoot directives separated
A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories.
# We want clients to be able to login with “anonymous” as well as “ftp”
UserAlias anonymous ftp
# Cosmetic changes, all files belongs to ftp user
DirFakeUser on ftp
DirFakeGroup on ftp
# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
# We want ‘welcome.msg’ displayed at login, and ’.message’ displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
# Uncomment this if you’re brave.
# <Directory incoming>
# # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new files and dirs
# # (second parm) from being group and world writable.
# Umask 022 022
# <Limit READ WRITE>
# <Limit STOR>
Include other custom configuration files
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