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linuxfast 16th September 2005 15:36

Speed up Proftpd login for all users
 
Some people (including me) may find that when logging in to proftpd, there is a short pause at the start of the connection.

I use flashfxp and dreamweaver for transferring files via ftp and this small pause can be quite annoying when making small fast changes to files whilst developing sites.
The pause occurs when proftpd is trying to identify the remote username.
In the conf file, IdentLookups may be set to off but this is not for all users.

Edit: /etc/proftpd.conf

In the <Global></Global> section add the line:

Code:

IdentLookups off
Don't forget to restart proftpd with:

Code:

service proftpd restart
Be aware that the only thing that will change is that the "AuthenticatedUserID" column in the xferlog will be empty.

domino 21st September 2005 08:41

Thank you, the speed thing is one of the reasons why I wanted to use pureftpd.

zarkann 30th September 2005 22:49

I will try this and tell you.




EDIT:

It was already at identlookups off.. i'm using it also to upload via total commander in linux. it seems fast but i wanted to look if i could get it to connect faster.

thanks anyway :p

linuxfast 1st October 2005 01:29

identlookups off IS already in the file but not in the <global></global> section.

Put it in there as well.

zarkann 6th October 2005 14:43

yeah, it work well , thanks :)

marvel 17th November 2006 22:08

Also add in configuration:

Code:

UseReverseDNS off
and restart proftpd

domino 25th November 2006 20:08

For Ubuntu 6.10 add the following to the end of the file. <Global></Global> section doesn't exist.

Code:

<Global>
IdentLookups off
</Global>

restart: /etc/init.d/proftpd restart

xrat 10th January 2007 22:09

Thanks a bunch, folks! I, too, was missing the <Global> tags.

hairydog2 13th January 2007 16:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by domino
For Ubuntu 6.10 add the following to the end of the file. <Global></Global> section doesn't exist.

It needed to be added to my Debian 3.1 setup too, and with UseReverseDNS off as well, it has made a vast improvement.

alexillsley 17th January 2007 19:47

does switching IdentLookups off make it less secure?

Also what exactly does UseReverseDNS off do?

Thanks,
Alex


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