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     vsftpd — Very Secure FTP Daemon


     vsftpd [configuration file and / or options]


     vsftpd is the Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon. The server can be launched via a
     “super-server” such as inetd(8) or xinetd(8).  Alternatively, vsftpd can be launched in
     standalone mode, in which case vsftpd itself will listen on the network. This latter mode is
     easier to use, and recommended. It is activated by setting listen=YES in /etc/vsftpd.conf.
     Direct execution of the vsftpd binary will then launch the FTP service ready for immediate
     client connections.


     An optional configuration file or files may be given on the command line. These files must
     be owned as root if running as root. Any command line option not starting with a "-"
     character is treated as a config file that will be loaded. Note that config files are loaded
     in the strict order that they are encountered on the command line.  If no config files are
     specified, the default configuration file of /etc/vsftpd.conf will be loaded, after all
     other command line options are processed.

     Supported options are:

     -v      Print the version information and exit, even if other options are encountered.

             Set a single option, value pair as per the format in the config file. Multiple -o
             options are supported, and they are applied in strict order relative to their
             appearance on the command line, including intermingling with loading of config


     vsftpd -olisten=NO /etc/vsftpd.conf -oftpd_banner=blah

     That example overrides vsftpd's built-in default for the "listen" option to be NO, but then
     loads /etc/vsftpd.conf which may override that setting. Finally, the "ftpd_banner" setting
     is set to "blah", which overrides any default vsftpd setting and any identical setting that
     was in the config file.





                                          March 8, 2001