hi there, I found severall tutorials and the result is this: my proftpd.conf the remaining problems are I get an error when trying to list the directories, meaning I can connect, see the basic structure but cannot double click on any subfolders. I googled around but all the posts I found on the net were talking about some firewall or NAT settings I am not concerned with as they do not apply to my configuration. without any encryption, just plain ftp everything is ok. any ideas? does anyone use proftpd with tls? do the users have to have shell access to be able to do that? ###edit### I made certificates, don't bother asking about that btw. I will post the exact error (it started with error code 425..) on monday, I will got to a Fatboy Slim concert tonight and be on the way during the weekend - just posting in case anyone uses this configuration and can tell me how they did it.