Thursday, November 22, 2012

OpenWRT - Proftp Server

Install Proftp server
# opkg install proftpd
Edit /etc/proftpd.conf
# vi /etc/proftpd.conf
ServerName "ProFTPD Server" ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready." ServerType standalone DefaultServer on DefaultAddress 127.0.0.1 RequireValidShell off Port 21 UseIPv6 off Umask 022 MaxInstances 10 User nobody Group nogroup AuthUserFile /etc/passwd DefaultRoot /home AllowOverwrite on MaxClients 10 MaxClientsPerHost 10 MaxClientsPerUser 10 MaxHostsPerUser 10 DeleteAbortedStores on UserAlias anonymous ftp
Adding new user for ftp account by editing /etc/passwd, in my case i added user openwrt, copy paste configuration from user ftp, but change user ID number and group name.
# vi /etc/passwd-
root:$1$nvFplbd8$l05HR0mdTHcGprNaMg8QA1:0:0:root:/root:/bin/ash daemon:*:1:1:daemon:/var:/bin/false ftp:*:55:55:ftp:/home/ftp:/bin/false network:*:101:101:network:/var:/bin/false nobody:*:65534:65534:nobody:/var:/bin/false openwrt:*:65538:55:openwrt:/home:/bin/false
Adding password for user openwrt
# passwd openwrt
Enabling proftpd service upon start
# /etc/init.d/proftpd enable
To start proftpd service
# /etc/init.d/proftpd start
To stop proftpd service
# /etc/init.d/proftpd stop
Now start proftpd for debug and access it using ftp client and see if any errors
# proftpd -n -d 10
If everything ok, you should see something similar with this picture when accessing proftpd server


Done

3 comments:

Catalin said...

Very helpful, thanks! :)

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diantokam said...

More info about FTP server on openwrt wiki, including from my site https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/ftp.overview