Gadmintools – GADMIN-PROFTPD


GPROFTPD is an easy to use GTK+ administration tool for the proftpd standalone server. GProftpd and Proftpd gives admins access to virtual hosting, 8 layers of security including chrooted users and encrypted transfers on both the data and/or control channels. It is ideal for both standard ftp serving and webhotels.

Proftpd User Tap





Gproftpd Transfers





Gproftpd Global TLS





Gproftpd Global





Gproftpd User Settings





Gproftpd Importer





Gproftpd Security Tab





If you are a new user in the GNU/Linux world, first make sure you read some manuals and howtos about what a ftp server is and what security problems it`s setup implies. This is one place of many where you can get some good information: Proftpd Docs


Download proftpd >= 1.2.10 from and unpack it like this:

tar -zxvf proftpd-x.x.x.tar.gz then cd into that directory and type:

./configure –prefix=/usr –sysconfdir=/etc –localstatedir=/var –sbindir=/usr/sbin


make install

Add –with-modules=mod_tls to the configure line if you want to use FTP-TLS secure communications.

Both regular FTP and FTP-TLS can be used at the same time.

If there are no errors youre ready to install gproftpd which can be done like this:

Download gproftpd-x.x.x.tar.gz and unpack it like this:

tar -zxvf gproftpd-x.x.x.tar.gz

CD into that directory then run:

./Autoinstall (if you like the settings in it).

Now you should be able to start it by typing gproftpd at a shellprompt or from GNOME or KDE’s program menus and youre ready to add some users.