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.
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 www.proftpd.org 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
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.