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

     vsftpd -- Very Secure FTP Daemon

     vsftpd [configuration file and / or options]

     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).  Alter-
     natively, 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.conf.
     Direct execution of the vsftpd 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 /etc/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

             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 /etc/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.conf which may override that set-
     ting. Finally, the "ftpd_banner" setting is set to "blah", which over-
     rides any default vsftpd setting and any identical setting that was in
     the config file.



                                 March 8, 2001