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Old 16th September 2005, 15:36
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Cool 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:

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

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Old 21st September 2005, 08:41
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Thank you, the speed thing is one of the reasons why I wanted to use pureftpd.
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Old 30th September 2005, 22:49
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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

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Old 1st October 2005, 01:29
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identlookups off IS already in the file but not in the <global></global> section.

Put it in there as well.
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Old 6th October 2005, 14:43
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yeah, it work well , thanks
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Old 17th November 2006, 22:08
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Also add in configuration:

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UseReverseDNS off
and restart proftpd
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Old 25th November 2006, 20:08
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For Ubuntu 6.10 add the following to the end of the file. <Global></Global> section doesn't exist.

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<Global> 
IdentLookups off 
</Global>
restart: /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
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Thanks a bunch, folks! I, too, was missing the <Global> tags.
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Old 13th January 2007, 16:33
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 17th January 2007, 19:47
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does switching IdentLookups off make it less secure?

Also what exactly does UseReverseDNS off do?

Thanks,
Alex
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