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FTPUSERS(5)                Linux Programmer's Manual               FTPUSERS(5)



NAME
       ftpusers - list of users that may not log in via the FTP daemon

DESCRIPTION
       The  text  file  ftpusers  contains  a list of users that may not log in using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
       server daemon.  This file is used not merely for system administration  purposes  but  for  improving  security
       within a TCP/IP networked environment.  It will typically contain a list of the users that either have no busi-
       ness using ftp or have too many privileges to be allowed to log in through the FTP server daemon.   Such  users
       usually  include  root, daemon, bin, uucp, and news.  If your FTP server daemon doesn't use ftpusers then it is
       suggested that you read its documentation to find out how to block access for certain users.   Washington  Uni-
       versity FTP server Daemon (wuftpd) and Professional FTP Daemon (proftpd) are known to make use of ftpusers.

   Format
       The  format of ftpusers is very simple.  There is one account name (or username) per line.  Lines starting with
       a # are ignored.

FILES
       /etc/ftpusers

SEE ALSO
       passwd(5), proftpd(8), wuftpd(8)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project,  and  informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             2000-08-27                       FTPUSERS(5)