Bug #936

cannot configure pure-ftpd

Added by Christopher Thomas over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:New Start date:12 May 2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-



something came up today when I realised I needed to change how pure-ftpd displays files, by default, the ftp won't list hidden files, I found that sometimes you need to change the list options to include -la to get a file listing and then I set about trying to find out how to do this.

pure-ftpd seems to not use configuration files, you just specify options when you run it, so of course, I need to change the options that openpanel uses when starting the daemon.

I can't find these options anywhere, so I'm thinking that perhaps it's not possible to change those options, because if it's part of openpanel's configuration files, perhaps the next update I do will wipe out my changes.

so we need to think about having a configuration file, outside of openpanel where I can change the options passed to pure-ftpd and have full control over the ftp server.

bonus points for letting me do this through the panel itself.


Updated by Siert Z over 4 years ago


Take a look in /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/. Stuff defined in there will be used when starting up pure-ftpd.
For the time being you might want to try:

echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles

Then restart pureftpd and everything works the way you want, also after updating :)

Good luck!


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