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Name

       ftpshut - close down the ftp servers at a given time

Syntax

       ftpshut [ -V ] [ -l min] [ -d min] time [ warning-message ... ]

Description

       The  ftpshut  command provides an automated shutdown procedure that a superuser can use to
       notify ftp users when the ftp server is shutting down.

       The -V option causes the program  to  display  copyright  and  version  information,  then
       terminate.

       The time is the time at which ftpshut will bring the ftp servers down.  It may be the word
       `now', indicating an immediate shutdown, or specify a future time in one of two formats: +
       number or HHMM.  The first form brings the ftp servers down in number minutes.  The second
       brings the ftp servers down at the time of day indicated, using a 24-hour clock format.

       Ten minutes before shutdown, or immediately if ftpshut is timed for less than ten minutes,
       new ftp access will be disabled.  This time may be adjusted through the -l flag.

       Five  minutes  before  shutdown,  or  immediately  if  ftpshut is timed for less than five
       minutes, all current ftp connections will be disconnected.   This  time  may  be  adjusted
       through the -d flag.

       The  [  warning-message  ...  ] will be formatted to be 75 characters wide.  ftpshut knows
       about the actual string length of the magic cookies.

       Running this command will create a file that the server will  use  to  determine  when  to
       shutdown.  Once  the  shutdown has occured, the server will continue to refuse connections
       until this file is removed. The location of this file is specified by the shutdown  stanza
       in the ftpaccess file.

       The following magic cookies are available:
           Cookie      Description
             %s      time system is going to shut down
             %r      time new connections will be denied
             %d      time current connections will be dropped
             %C      current working directory
             %E      the maintainer's email address as defined in ftpaccess
             %F      free space in partition of CWD (kbytes)
                     [not currently supported on all systems]
             %L      local host name
             %M      maximum allowed number of users in this class
             %N      current number of users in this class
             %R      remote host name
             %T      local time (form Thu Nov 15 17:12:42 1990)
             %U      username given at login time

Restrictions

       You can kill the servers only between now and 23:59, if you use the absolute time.

See Also

       shutdown(1), ftpaccess(5), ftprestart(8)

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