ProFTPD is a ftp server written for use on Unix and Unix-a-like operating systems, there is no support for native use under Microsoft Windows.
http://www.proftpd.org/ is the primary source for all information about the project including documentation and security alerts. There are a number of geographic mirror sites, see the mirror pages on www.proftpd.org for more details or try www.<isocode>.proftpd.org (ie www.uk.proftpd.org).
Bug reports should be made via http://bugs.proftpd.org/ which uses the bugzilla tracking system. Patches should be attached to the appropriate bug and not mailed directly to the mailing lists or any given team member.
Please report all security problems with the code to
<email@example.com> before releasing the information into the public
domain. It would be appreciated if you give the core team a few days
to put together a patch and/or new release to address the issue.
Please adhere to the proceedures and timescales given in the RF Policy document http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/policy.html, this will give the core development team a chance to get a fix or workaround in place before the problem becomes fully public domain.
There are two main methods of getting the software. Downloading a compressed tarball or rpm (there is also a Debian package available in the main distribution) from proftpd.org or from a mirror site, alternatively if you wish to run the latest bleeding edge code then collecting from the cvs server is the best method.
There is a complete and maintained list of ftp mirror sites available from http://www.proftpd.org/download.html
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/proftp login (Hit Enter when prompted for a password.)
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/proftp -z3 co proftpd
To obtain the latest/greatest updates, just hop into the proftpd directory and do: cvs update
A couple of sites generate downloadable tarballs of the latest CVS code to make obtaining the test code easier.
There are a number of mailing lists for ProFTPD
This is a very low traffic list where only ProFTPD announcements/changes will be announced. Subscribe by sending a message to
<firstname.lastname@example.org>with "subscribe" in the subject.
Web interface: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/proftp-announce
This is intended to the the user support channel for the software, in most likelihood this is going to be a high traffic list and slightly chatty. Please read the FAQ, the documentation and the list archives before posting a question.
Subscribe by sending a message to
<email@example.com>with "subscribe" in the subject.
Web interface: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/proftp-user
This list is intended for discussion of development-related issues of ProFTPD, and feature design. It is NOT intended to be a "user help" group.
Subscribe by sending a message to
<firstname.lastname@example.org>with "subscribe" in the subject.
Web interface: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/proftp-devel
The mailing list archives can be found at:
Before posting to any of the lists or mailing the list admins please try and remove yourself first. Either by emailing <listname>-email@example.com with the subject "unsubscribe" or visiting the web interface and unsubscribing from there.
I've (lost / never had) a password to the interface. Easy, enter the address you are subscribed to the list as into the form and hit the "email me my password" button.