How can I configure anonymous FTP controls ?

Warning: We strongly recommend that you deny anonymous users, the ability to upload the files to your FTP server. This setting will prevent malicious software uploads, which can harm your website.

To configure Anonymous FTP Controls:

  • Select the checkboxes for any permissions you wish to allow.
  • Deselect the checkboxes for any permissions you wish to deny.
  • When you are finished, click on the Save Settings.

When users log in to anonymous FTP, they must format usernames as anonymous@example.com, where example.com represents the user's domain name. This formatting requirement directs your server to the correct public_ftp directory. If a user fails to include a domain name, one of the following errors will appear:

  • If your server uses PureFTP as the FTP server, users will receive a 421 Can't change directory to /var/ftp/ message.
  • If your server uses ProFTP as the FTP server, users will receive a 530 Login Authentication Failed message.

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