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26.2. FTP Servers

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ships with two different FTP servers:
  • Red Hat Content Accelerator — A kernel-based Web server that delivers high performance Web server and FTP services. Since speed as its primary design goal, it has limited functionality and runs only as an anonymous FTP server. For more information about configuring and administering Red Hat Content Accelerator, consult the documentation available online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/tux/.
  • vsftpd — A fast, secure FTP daemon which is the preferred FTP server for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The remainder of this chapter focuses on vsftpd.

26.2.1. vsftpd

The Very Secure FTP Daemon (vsftpd) is designed from the ground up to be fast, stable, and, most importantly, secure. vsftpd is the only stand-alone FTP server distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, due to its ability to handle large numbers of connections efficiently and securely.
The security model used by vsftpd has three primary aspects:
  • Strong separation of privileged and non-privileged processes — Separate processes handle different tasks, and each of these processes run with the minimal privileges required for the task.
  • Tasks requiring elevated privileges are handled by processes with the minimal privilege necessary — By leveraging compatibilities found in the libcap library, tasks that usually require full root privileges can be executed more safely from a less privileged process.
  • Most processes run in a chroot jail — Whenever possible, processes are change-rooted to the directory being shared; this directory is then considered a chroot jail. For example, if the directory /var/ftp/ is the primary shared directory, vsftpd reassigns /var/ftp/ to the new root directory, known as /. This disallows any potential malicious hacker activities for any directories not contained below the new root directory.
Use of these security practices has the following effect on how vsftpd deals with requests:
  • The parent process runs with the least privileges required — The parent process dynamically calculates the level of privileges it requires to minimize the level of risk. Child processes handle direct interaction with the FTP clients and run with as close to no privileges as possible.
  • All operations requiring elevated privileges are handled by a small parent process — Much like the Apache HTTP Server, vsftpd launches unprivileged child processes to handle incoming connections. This allows the privileged, parent process to be as small as possible and handle relatively few tasks.
  • All requests from unprivileged child processes are distrusted by the parent process — Communication with child processes are received over a socket, and the validity of any information from child processes is checked before being acted on.
  • Most interaction with FTP clients is handled by unprivileged child processes in a chroot jail — Because these child processes are unprivileged and only have access to the directory being shared, any crashed processes only allows the attacker access to the shared files.

26.2.2. Files Installed with vsftpd

The vsftpd RPM installs the daemon (/usr/sbin/vsftpd), its configuration and related files, as well as FTP directories onto the system. The following lists the files and directories related to vsftpd configuration:
  • /etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd — The initialization script (initscript) used by the /sbin/service command to start, stop, or reload vsftpd. Refer to Section 26.2.3, “Starting and Stopping vsftpd for more information about using this script.
  • /etc/pam.d/vsftpd — The Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration file for vsftpd. This file specifies the requirements a user must meet to login to the FTP server. For more information, refer to Section 48.4, “Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)”.
  • /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf — The configuration file for vsftpd. Refer to Section 26.2.5, “vsftpd Configuration Options” for a list of important options contained within this file.
  • /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers — A list of users not allowed to log into vsftpd. By default, this list includes the root, bin, and daemon users, among others.
  • /etc/vsftpd.user_list — This file can be configured to either deny or allow access to the users listed, depending on whether the userlist_deny directive is set to YES (default) or NO in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf. If /etc/vsftpd.user_list is used to grant access to users, the usernames listed must not appear in /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers.
  • /var/ftp/ — The directory containing files served by vsftpd. It also contains the /var/ftp/pub/ directory for anonymous users. Both directories are world-readable, but writable only by the root user.

26.2.3. Starting and Stopping vsftpd

The vsftpd RPM installs the /etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd script, which can be accessed using the /sbin/service command.
To start the server, as root type:
service vsftpd start
To stop the server, as root type:
service vsftpd stop
The restart option is a shorthand way of stopping and then starting vsftpd. This is the most efficient way to make configuration changes take effect after editing the configuration file for vsftpd.
To restart the server, as root type:
service vsftpd restart
The condrestart (conditional restart) option only starts vsftpd if it is currently running. This option is useful for scripts, because it does not start the daemon if it is not running.
To conditionally restart the server, as root type:
service vsftpd condrestart
By default, the vsftpd service does not start automatically at boot time. To configure the vsftpd service to start at boot time, use an initscript utility, such as /sbin/chkconfig, /usr/sbin/ntsysv, or the Services Configuration Tool program. Refer to Chapter 18, Controlling Access to Services for more information regarding these tools.

26.2.3.1. Starting Multiple Copies of vsftpd

Sometimes one computer is used to serve multiple FTP domains. This is a technique called multihoming. One way to multihome using vsftpd is by running multiple copies of the daemon, each with its own configuration file.
To do this, first assign all relevant IP addresses to network devices or alias network devices on the system. Refer to Chapter 17, Network Configuration for more information about configuring network devices and device aliases. Additional information can be found about network configuration scripts in Chapter 16, Network Interfaces.
Next, the DNS server for the FTP domains must be configured to reference the correct machine. For information about BIND and its configuration files, refer to Chapter 19, Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND).
For vsftpd to answer requests on different IP addresses, multiple copies of the daemon must be running. The first copy must be run using the vsftpd initscripts, as outlined in Section 26.2.3, “Starting and Stopping vsftpd. This copy uses the standard configuration file, /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.
Each additional FTP site must have a configuration file with a unique name in the /etc/vsftpd/ directory, such as /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd-site-2.conf. Each configuration file must be readable and writable only by root. Within each configuration file for each FTP server listening on an IPv4 network, the following directive must be unique:
listen_address=N.N.N.N
Replace N.N.N.N with the unique IP address for the FTP site being served. If the site is using IPv6, use the listen_address6 directive instead.
Once each additional server has a configuration file, the vsftpd daemon must be launched from a root shell prompt using the following command:
vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/<configuration-file> [amp   ]
In the above command, replace <configuration-file> with the unique name for the server's configuration file, such as /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd-site-2.conf.
Other directives to consider altering on a per-server basis are:
  • anon_root
  • local_root
  • vsftpd_log_file
  • xferlog_file
For a detailed list of directives available within vsftpd's configuration file, refer to Section 26.2.5, “vsftpd Configuration Options”.
To configure any additional servers to start automatically at boot time, add the above command to the end of the /etc/rc.local file.

26.2.4. Encrypting vsftpd Connections Using TLS

In order to counter the inherently insecure nature of FTP, which transmits user names, passwords, and data without encryption by default, the vsftpd daemon can be configured to utilize the TLS protocol to authenticate connections and encrypt all transfers. Note that an FTP client that supports TLS is needed to communicate with vsftpd with TLS enabled.

Note

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the name of an older implementation of the security protocol. The new versions are called TLS (Transport Layer Security). Only the newer versions (TLS) should be used as SSL suffers from serious security vulnerabilities. The documentation included with the vsftpd server, as well as the configuration directives used in the vsftpd.conf file, use the SSL name when referring to security-related matters, but TLS is supported and used by default when the ssl_enable directive is set to YES.
Set the ssl_enable configuration directive in the vsftpd.conf file to YES to turn on TLS support. The default settings of other TLS-related directives that become automatically active when the ssl_enable option is enabled provide for a reasonably well-configured TLS set up. This includes, among other things, the requirement to only use the TLS v1 protocol for all connections (the use of the insecure SSL protocol versions is disabled by default) or forcing all non-anonymous logins to use TLS for sending passwords and data transfers.

Example 26.1. Configuring vsftpd to Use TLS

In this example, the configuration directives explicitly disable the older SSL versions of the security protocol in the vsftpd.conf file:
ssl_enable=YES
ssl_tlsv1=YES
ssl_sslv2=NO
ssl_sslv3=NO
Restart the vsftpd service after you modify its configuration:
~]# service vsftpd restart
See the vsftpd.conf(5) manual page for other TLS-related configuration directives for fine-tuning the use of TLS by vsftpd. Also, see Section 26.2.5, “vsftpd Configuration Options” for a description of other commonly used vsftpd.conf configuration directives.

26.2.5. vsftpd Configuration Options

Although vsftpd may not offer the level of customization other widely available FTP servers have, it offers enough options to fill most administrator's needs. The fact that it is not overly feature-laden limits configuration and programmatic errors.
All configuration of vsftpd is handled by its configuration file, /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf. Each directive is on its own line within the file and follows the following format:
<directive>=<value>
For each directive, replace <directive> with a valid directive and <value> with a valid value.

Important

There must not be any spaces between the <directive>, equal symbol, and the <value> in a directive.
Comment lines must be preceded by a hash mark (#) and are ignored by the daemon.
For a complete list of all directives available, refer to the man page for vsftpd.conf.

Important

For an overview of ways to secure vsftpd, refer to Section 48.2, “Server Security”.
The following is a list of some of the more important directives within /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf. All directives not explicitly found within vsftpd's configuration file are set to their default value.

26.2.5.1. Daemon Options

The following is a list of directives which control the overall behavior of the vsftpd daemon.
  • listen — When enabled, vsftpd runs in stand-alone mode. Red Hat Enterprise Linux sets this value to YES. This directive cannot be used in conjunction with the listen_ipv6 directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • listen_ipv6 — When enabled, vsftpd runs in stand-alone mode, but listens only to IPv6 sockets. This directive cannot be used in conjunction with the listen directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • session_support — When enabled, vsftpd attempts to maintain login sessions for each user through Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM). Refer to Section 48.4, “Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)” for more information. If session logging is not necessary, disabling this option allows vsftpd to run with less processes and lower privileges.
    The default value is YES.

26.2.5.2. Log In Options and Access Controls

The following is a list of directives which control the login behavior and access control mechanisms.
  • anonymous_enable — When enabled, anonymous users are allowed to log in. The usernames anonymous and ftp are accepted.
    The default value is YES.
    Refer to Section 26.2.5.3, “Anonymous User Options” for a list of directives affecting anonymous users.
  • banned_email_file — If the deny_email_enable directive is set to YES, this directive specifies the file containing a list of anonymous email passwords which are not permitted access to the server.
    The default value is /etc/vsftpd.banned_emails.
  • banner_file — Specifies the file containing text displayed when a connection is established to the server. This option overrides any text specified in the ftpd_banner directive.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • cmds_allowed — Specifies a comma-delimited list of FTP commands allowed by the server. All other commands are rejected.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • deny_email_enable — When enabled, any anonymous user utilizing email passwords specified in the /etc/vsftpd.banned_emails are denied access to the server. The name of the file referenced by this directive can be specified using the banned_email_file directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • ftpd_banner — When enabled, the string specified within this directive is displayed when a connection is established to the server. This option can be overridden by the banner_file directive.
    By default vsftpd displays its standard banner.
  • local_enable — When enabled, local users are allowed to log into the system.
    The default value is YES.
    Refer to Section 26.2.5.4, “Local User Options” for a list of directives affecting local users.
  • pam_service_name — Specifies the PAM service name for vsftpd.
    The default value is ftp. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to vsftpd in the configuration file.
  • tcp_wrappers — When enabled, TCP wrappers are used to grant access to the server. If the FTP server is configured on multiple IP addresses, the VSFTPD_LOAD_CONF option can be used to load different configuration files based on the IP address being requested by the client.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.
    Refer to Section 48.5, “TCP Wrappers and xinetd” for more information about TCP wrappers.
  • userlist_deny — When used in conjunction with the userlist_enable directive and set to NO, all local users are denied access unless the username is listed in the file specified by the userlist_file directive. Because access is denied before the client is asked for a password, setting this directive to NO prevents local users from submitting unencrypted passwords over the network.
    The default value is YES.
  • userlist_enable — When enabled, the users listed in the file specified by the userlist_file directive are denied access. Because access is denied before the client is asked for a password, users are prevented from submitting unencrypted passwords over the network.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.
  • userlist_file — Specifies the file referenced by vsftpd when the userlist_enable directive is enabled.
    The default value is /etc/vsftpd.user_list and is created during installation.

26.2.5.3. Anonymous User Options

The following lists directives which control anonymous user access to the server. To use these options, the anonymous_enable directive must be set to YES.
  • anon_mkdir_write_enable — When enabled in conjunction with the write_enable directive, anonymous users are allowed to create new directories within a parent directory which has write permissions.
    The default value is NO.
  • anon_root — Specifies the directory vsftpd changes to after an anonymous user logs in.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • anon_upload_enable — When enabled in conjunction with the write_enable directive, anonymous users are allowed to upload files within a parent directory which has write permissions.
    The default value is NO.
  • anon_world_readable_only — When enabled, anonymous users are only allowed to download world-readable files.
    The default value is YES.
  • ftp_username — Specifies the local user account (listed in /etc/passwd) used for the anonymous FTP user. The home directory specified in /etc/passwd for the user is the root directory of the anonymous FTP user.
    The default value is ftp.
  • no_anon_password — When enabled, the anonymous user is not asked for a password.
    The default value is NO.
  • secure_email_list_enable — When enabled, only a specified list of email passwords for anonymous logins are accepted. This is a convenient way to offer limited security to public content without the need for virtual users.
    Anonymous logins are prevented unless the password provided is listed in /etc/vsftpd.email_passwords. The file format is one password per line, with no trailing white spaces.
    The default value is NO.

26.2.5.4. Local User Options

The following lists directives which characterize the way local users access the server. To use these options, the local_enable directive must be set to YES.
  • chmod_enable — When enabled, the FTP command SITE CHMOD is allowed for local users. This command allows the users to change the permissions on files.
    The default value is YES.
  • chroot_list_enable — When enabled, the local users listed in the file specified in the chroot_list_file directive are placed in a chroot jail upon log in.
    If enabled in conjunction with the chroot_local_user directive, the local users listed in the file specified in the chroot_list_file directive are not placed in a chroot jail upon log in.
    The default value is NO.
  • chroot_list_file — Specifies the file containing a list of local users referenced when the chroot_list_enable directive is set to YES.
    The default value is /etc/vsftpd.chroot_list.
  • chroot_local_user — When enabled, local users are change-rooted to their home directories after logging in.
    The default value is NO.

    Warning

    Enabling chroot_local_user opens up a number of security issues, especially for users with upload privileges. For this reason, it is not recommended.
  • guest_enable — When enabled, all non-anonymous users are logged in as the user guest, which is the local user specified in the guest_username directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • guest_username — Specifies the username the guest user is mapped to.
    The default value is ftp.
  • local_root — Specifies the directory vsftpd changes to after a local user logs in.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • local_umask — Specifies the umask value for file creation. Note that the default value is in octal form (a numerical system with a base of eight), which includes a "0" prefix. Otherwise the value is treated as a base-10 integer.
    The default value is 022.
  • passwd_chroot_enable — When enabled in conjunction with the chroot_local_user directive, vsftpd change-roots local users based on the occurrence of the /./ in the home directory field within /etc/passwd.
    The default value is NO.
  • user_config_dir — Specifies the path to a directory containing configuration files bearing the name of local system users that contain specific setting for that user. Any directive in the user's configuration file overrides those found in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.
    There is no default value for this directive.

26.2.5.5. Directory Options

The following lists directives which affect directories.
  • dirlist_enable — When enabled, users are allowed to view directory lists.
    The default value is YES.
  • dirmessage_enable — When enabled, a message is displayed whenever a user enters a directory with a message file. This message resides within the current directory. The name of this file is specified in the message_file directive and is .message by default.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.
  • force_dot_files — When enabled, files beginning with a dot (.) are listed in directory listings, with the exception of the . and .. files.
    The default value is NO.
  • hide_ids — When enabled, all directory listings show ftp as the user and group for each file.
    The default value is NO.
  • message_file — Specifies the name of the message file when using the dirmessage_enable directive.
    The default value is .message.
  • text_userdb_names — When enabled, text usernames and group names are used in place of UID and GID entries. Enabling this option may slow performance of the server.
    The default value is NO.
  • use_localtime — When enabled, directory listings reveal the local time for the computer instead of GMT.
    The default value is NO.

26.2.5.6. File Transfer Options

The following lists directives which affect directories.
  • download_enable — When enabled, file downloads are permitted.
    The default value is YES.
  • chown_uploads — When enabled, all files uploaded by anonymous users are owned by the user specified in the chown_username directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • chown_username — Specifies the ownership of anonymously uploaded files if the chown_uploads directive is enabled.
    The default value is root.
  • write_enable — When enabled, FTP commands which can change the file system are allowed, such as DELE, RNFR, and STOR.
    The default value is YES.

26.2.5.7. Logging Options

The following lists directives which affect vsftpd's logging behavior.
  • dual_log_enable — When enabled in conjunction with xferlog_enable, vsftpd writes two files simultaneously: a wu-ftpd-compatible log to the file specified in the xferlog_file directive (/var/log/xferlog by default) and a standard vsftpd log file specified in the vsftpd_log_file directive (/var/log/vsftpd.log by default).
    The default value is NO.
  • log_ftp_protocol — When enabled in conjunction with xferlog_enable and with xferlog_std_format set to NO, all FTP commands and responses are logged. This directive is useful for debugging.
    The default value is NO.
  • syslog_enable — When enabled in conjunction with xferlog_enable, all logging normally written to the standard vsftpd log file specified in the vsftpd_log_file directive (/var/log/vsftpd.log by default) is sent to the system logger instead under the FTPD facility.
    The default value is NO.
  • vsftpd_log_file — Specifies the vsftpd log file. For this file to be used, xferlog_enable must be enabled and xferlog_std_format must either be set to NO or, if xferlog_std_format is set to YES, dual_log_enable must be enabled. It is important to note that if syslog_enable is set to YES, the system log is used instead of the file specified in this directive.
    The default value is /var/log/vsftpd.log.
  • xferlog_enable — When enabled, vsftpd logs connections (vsftpd format only) and file transfer information to the log file specified in the vsftpd_log_file directive (/var/log/vsftpd.log by default). If xferlog_std_format is set to YES, file transfer information is logged but connections are not, and the log file specified in xferlog_file (/var/log/xferlog by default) is used instead. It is important to note that both log files and log formats are used if dual_log_enable is set to YES.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.
  • xferlog_file — Specifies the wu-ftpd-compatible log file. For this file to be used, xferlog_enable must be enabled and xferlog_std_format must be set to YES. It is also used if dual_log_enable is set to YES.
    The default value is /var/log/xferlog.
  • xferlog_std_format — When enabled in conjunction with xferlog_enable, only a wu-ftpd-compatible file transfer log is written to the file specified in the xferlog_file directive (/var/log/xferlog by default). It is important to note that this file only logs file transfers and does not log connections to the server.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.

Important

To maintain compatibility with log files written by the older wu-ftpd FTP server, the xferlog_std_format directive is set to YES under Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, this setting means that connections to the server are not logged.
To both log connections in vsftpd format and maintain a wu-ftpd-compatible file transfer log, set dual_log_enable to YES.
If maintaining a wu-ftpd-compatible file transfer log is not important, either set xferlog_std_format to NO, comment the line with a hash mark (#), or delete the line entirely.

26.2.5.8. Network Options

The following lists directives which affect how vsftpd interacts with the network.
  • accept_timeout — Specifies the amount of time for a client using passive mode to establish a connection.
    The default value is 60.
  • anon_max_rate — Specifies the maximum data transfer rate for anonymous users in bytes per second.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit the transfer rate.
  • connect_from_port_20 When enabled, vsftpd runs with enough privileges to open port 20 on the server during active mode data transfers. Disabling this option allows vsftpd to run with less privileges, but may be incompatible with some FTP clients.
    The default value is NO. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, this option is set to YES in the configuration file.
  • connect_timeout — Specifies the maximum amount of time a client using active mode has to respond to a data connection, in seconds.
    The default value is 60.
  • data_connection_timeout — Specifies maximum amount of time data transfers are allowed to stall, in seconds. Once triggered, the connection to the remote client is closed.
    The default value is 300.
  • ftp_data_port — Specifies the port used for active data connections when connect_from_port_20 is set to YES.
    The default value is 20.
  • idle_session_timeout — Specifies the maximum amount of time between commands from a remote client. Once triggered, the connection to the remote client is closed.
    The default value is 300.
  • listen_address — Specifies the IP address on which vsftpd listens for network connections.
    There is no default value for this directive.

    Note

    If running multiple copies of vsftpd serving different IP addresses, the configuration file for each copy of the vsftpd daemon must have a different value for this directive. Refer to Section 26.2.3.1, “Starting Multiple Copies of vsftpd for more information about multihomed FTP servers.
  • listen_address6 — Specifies the IPv6 address on which vsftpd listens for network connections when listen_ipv6 is set to YES.
    There is no default value for this directive.

    Note

    If running multiple copies of vsftpd serving different IP addresses, the configuration file for each copy of the vsftpd daemon must have a different value for this directive. Refer to Section 26.2.3.1, “Starting Multiple Copies of vsftpd for more information about multihomed FTP servers.
  • listen_port — Specifies the port on which vsftpd listens for network connections.
    The default value is 21.
  • local_max_rate — Specifies the maximum rate data is transferred for local users logged into the server in bytes per second.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit the transfer rate.
  • max_clients — Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous clients allowed to connect to the server when it is running in standalone mode. Any additional client connections would result in an error message.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit connections.
  • max_per_ip — Specifies the maximum of clients allowed to connected from the same source IP address.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit connections.
  • pasv_address — Specifies the IP address for the public facing IP address of the server for servers behind Network Address Translation (NAT) firewalls. This enables vsftpd to hand out the correct return address for passive mode connections.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • pasv_enable — When enabled, passive mode connects are allowed.
    The default value is YES.
  • pasv_max_port — Specifies the highest possible port sent to the FTP clients for passive mode connections. This setting is used to limit the port range so that firewall rules are easier to create.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit the highest passive port range. The value must not exceed 65535.
  • pasv_min_port — Specifies the lowest possible port sent to the FTP clients for passive mode connections. This setting is used to limit the port range so that firewall rules are easier to create.
    The default value is 0, which does not limit the lowest passive port range. The value must not be lower 1024.
  • pasv_promiscuous — When enabled, data connections are not checked to make sure they are originating from the same IP address. This setting is only useful for certain types of tunneling.
    The default value is NO.

    Warning

    Do not enable this option unless absolutely necessary as it disables an important security feature which verifies that passive mode connections originate from the same IP address as the control connection that initiates the data transfer.
  • port_enable — When enabled, active mode connects are allowed.
    The default value is YES.

26.2.6. Additional Resources

For more information about vsftpd, refer to the following resources.

26.2.6.1. Installed Documentation

  • The /usr/share/doc/vsftpd-<version-number>/ directory — Replace <version-number> with the installed version of the vsftpd package. This directory contains a README with basic information about the software. The TUNING file contains basic performance tuning tips and the SECURITY/ directory contains information about the security model employed by vsftpd.
  • vsftpd related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the daemon and configuration files. The following lists some of the more important man pages.
    Server Applications
    • man vsftpd — Describes available command line options for vsftpd.
    Configuration Files
    • man vsftpd.conf — Contains a detailed list of options available within the configuration file for vsftpd.
    • man 5 hosts_access — Describes the format and options available within the TCP wrappers configuration files: hosts.allow and hosts.deny.

26.2.6.2. Useful Websites