I'm a new user of ISPConfig and i've been playing with linux for a few years now. My server is currently a VPS with OpenVZ and it won't allow me to run the default pureftpd that comes with ISPConfig, so I started looking into ProFTPd, and found that it wasn't very difficult to switch over to using it. Please Note: This does not include Quota support because my VPS does not support it. If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to improve this integration without having to modify ftp_user_edit.php in ISPConfig3 please let me know. These instructions were made running Debian 5.0 Lenny but should work the same for 6.0. For other Distributions these instructions may have to be modified slightly Also Note: This process worked fine for me on a fresh server and ISPConfig 3 install. Using this on an existing server will require going in and editting/saving every ftp user that has been created, and may cause other issues. I may create a simple php script to do this automatically in the future. I am not responsible for any problems that may arise, so please use this AT YOUR OWN RISK. Tutorial (do everything as root user or be sure to add sudo to every comamnd): Run these Commands: Code: apt-get remove pure-ftpd-common pure-ftpd-mysql apt-get install proftpd proftpd-mod-mysql Install as standalone Create ftpgroup & ftpuser Code: groupadd -g 2001 ftpgroup useradd -u 2001 -s /bin/false -d /bin/null -c "proftpd user" -g ftpgroup ftpuser Modify MySQL Database Code: mysql -u root -p Use dbispconfig Run Query Code: ALTER TABLE `ftp_user` ADD `shell` VARCHAR( 18 ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '/sbin/nologin', ADD `count` INT( 11 ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', ADD `accessed` DATETIME NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00', ADD `modified` DATETIME NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00'; CREATE TABLE ftp_group ( groupname varchar(16) NOT NULL default '', gid smallint(6) NOT NULL default '5500', members varchar(16) NOT NULL default '', KEY groupname (groupname) ) TYPE=MyISAM COMMENT='ProFTP group table'; INSERT INTO `ftp_group` (`groupname`, `gid`, `members`) VALUES ('ftpgroup', 2001, 'ftpuser'); Exit MySQL Code: Quit Edit /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/lib/config.inc.php Code: nano /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/lib/config.inc.php Search for db_password and make note of the password for later. Edit /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf Code: nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf Find: Code: #Include /etc/proftpd/sql.conf Change To: Code: Include /etc/proftpd/sql.conf Edit: Edit /etc/proftpd/sql.conf Code: nano /etc/proftpd/sql.conf Erase all contents of the file Insert the following code: Code: # # Proftpd sample configuration for SQL-based authentication. # # (This is not to be used if you prefer a PAM-based SQL authentication) # <IfModule mod_sql.c> # # Choose a SQL backend among MySQL or PostgreSQL. # Both modules are loaded in default configuration, so you have to specify the backend # or comment out the unused module in /etc/proftpd/modules.conf. # Use 'mysql' or 'postgres' as possible values. # #SQLBackend mysql # #SQLEngine on #SQLAuthenticate on # # Use both a crypted or plaintext password #SQLAuthTypes Crypt Plaintext # # Use a backend-crypted or a crypted password #SQLAuthTypes Backend Crypt # # Connection #SQLConnectInfo email@example.com proftpd_user proftpd_password # # Describes both users/groups tables # #SQLUserInfo users userid passwd uid gid homedir shell #SQLGroupInfo groups groupname gid members # DefaultRoot ~ SQLBackend mysql # The passwords in MySQL are encrypted using CRYPT SQLAuthTypes Plaintext Crypt SQLAuthenticate users groups # used to connect to the database # databasename@host database_user user_password SQLConnectInfo dbispconfig@localhost ispconfig _insertpasswordhere_ # Here we tell ProFTPd the names of the database columns in the "usertable" # we want it to interact with. Match the names with those in the db SQLUserInfo ftp_user username password uid gid dir shell # Here we tell ProFTPd the names of the database columns in the "grouptable" # we want it to interact with. Again the names match with those in the db SQLGroupInfo ftp_group groupname gid members # set min UID and GID - otherwise these are 999 each SQLMinID 500 # create a user's home directory on demand if it doesn't exist CreateHome off # Update count every time user logs in SQLLog PASS updatecount SQLNamedQuery updatecount UPDATE "count=count+1, accessed=now() WHERE userid='%u'" ftpuser # Update modified everytime user uploads or deletes a file SQLLog STOR,DELE modified SQLNamedQuery modified UPDATE "modified=now() WHERE userid='%u'" ftpuser RootLogin off RequireValidShell off </IfModule> Be sure to change _insertpasswordhere_ to the password we retrieved earlier. If your mysql database is stored on a server other than localhost be sure to modify appropriately. Edit: /etc/proftpd/modules.conf Code: nano /etc/proftpd/modules.conf Find: Code: #LoadModule mod_sql.c Change To: Code: LoadModule mod_sql.c Find: Code: #LoadModule mod_sql_mysql.c Change To: Code: LoadModule mod_sql_mysql.c Run Code: /etc/init.d/proftpd restart ----- Now we have to change one of the ispconfig files. This isn't ideal, since an update will reverse the changes, but it is the only way to make proftpd work that i could find. Edit /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/sites/ftp_user_edit.php Code: nano /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/sites/ftp_user_edit.php Find: Code: $uid = $web["system_user"]; $gid = $web["system_group"]; Replace With: Code: $userinfo = posix_getpwnam($web["system_user"]); $uid = $userinfo['uid']; $gid = $userinfo['gid']; Find (2nd time): Code: $uid = $web["system_user"]; $gid = $web["system_group"]; Replace With: Code: $userinfo = posix_getpwnam($web["system_user"]); $uid = $userinfo['uid']; $gid = $userinfo['gid']; And now your all Done. If you were logged in while modifying this file, you'll need to log out then log back in because of the way ISPConfig works. Special thanks goes out to Falko and his Tutorial Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Debian Lenny. His tutorial laid the base for creating this.