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This interface allows you to define how anonymous users interact with your FTP server.
The Anonymous FTP icon appears only if your system administrator enables FTP services and anonymous FTP.
We strongly recommend that you deny anonymous users the ability to upload files to your FTP server. This setting prevents malicious software uploads, which can harm your website.
To configure Anonymous FTP settings, perform the following steps:
- Select the checkboxes for the permissions that you wish to allow.
- Deselect the checkboxes for the permissions that you wish to deny.
- Click Save.
When users log in to FTP anonymously, they must format usernames as
example.com represents the user's domain name. This requirement directs your server to the correct
If a user does not include a domain name, one of the following errors will appear:
- If your server uses Pure-FTP as the FTP server, users receive a
421 Can't change directory to /var/ftp/error message.
- If your server uses ProFTP as the FTP server, users receive a
530 Login Authentication Failederror message.
You can set a message that anonymous FTP users see when they connect to your FTP server.
To set a welcome message, perform the following steps:
- In the text box, enter the welcome message.
- Click Save Message.