Anonymous -- Define an anonymous server


Anonymous [ root-directory]




server config,<VirtualHost>, <Global>




0.99.0 and later


The Anonymous configuration block is used to create an anonymous FTP login, and is terminated by a matching </Anonymous> directive. The root-directory parameters specifies which directory the daemon will first chdir to, and then chroot, immediately after login. Once the chroot operation successfully completes, higher level directories are no longer accessible to the running child daemon (and thus the logged in user). By default, proftpd assumes an anonymous login if the remote client attempts to login as the currently running user; unless the current user is root, in which case anonymous logins are not allowed regardless of the presence of an <Anonymous> block. To force anonymous logins to be bound to a user other than the current user, see the User and Group directives. In addition, if a User or Group directive is present in an <Anonymous> block, the daemon permanently switches to the specified uid/gid before chroot()ing. Normally, anonymous logins are not required to authenticate with a password, but are expected to enter a valid e-mail address in place of a normal password (which is logged). If this behavior is undesirable for a given <Anonymous> configuration block, it can be overridden via the AnonRequirePassword directive.

Note: Chroot()ed anonymous directories do not need to have supplemental system files in them, nor do they need to have any sort of specific directory structure. This is because proftpd is designed to acquire as much system information as possible before the chroot, and to leave open those files which are needed for normal operation and reside outside the new root directory.

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Example of a typical anonymous FTP configuration:
<Anonymous /home/ftp>
User ftp # After anonymous login, daemon runs as user ftp.
Group ftp # After anonymous login, daemon runs as group ftp.
UserAlias anonymous ftp # Client login as 'anonymous' is aliased to 'ftp'.
# Deny write operations to all directories, underneath root-dir
# Default is to allow, so we don't need a <Limit> for read operations.
<Directory *>
<Limit WRITE>
<Directory incoming>
<Limit STOR>