PureFTPd - Welcome Message - Fortune Files

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by random_sam, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. random_sam

    random_sam New Member

    Does anyone know how to edit or change the Welcome Message / Banner for Pureftpd?

    The PureFTP Docs suggest the following:

    Recompile PureFTPd with:

    --with-welcomemsg: read 'welcome.msg' files for compatibility with some
    other FTP servers. This is a security flaw (anonymous users may upload
    'welcome.msg' files to add random banners) . Pure-ftpd uses '.banner' files
    by default.


    --with-cookie: display a fortune or a customized banner when a user logs
    in (see the '-F' option)

    Once cookie/fortune in enabled during compile you should then be able to specify a fortune file with:

    - '-F <fortune file>': Display a fortune cookie on login. The sentence is
    a random extract from the text file <fortune file>. This text file should be
    formatted like standard "fortune" files (fortunes are separated by a '%'
    sign on a single line) . Pure-FTPd has to be compiled with support for
    cookies (--with-cookie). If you just want a simple banner displayed before
    the login prompt, add the name of any text file here.

    I am in Debian Squeeze does anyone know where I would specify -F <fortune file>?

  2. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    You must create the file /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/FortunesFile and in it set the location of the fortunes file.

    echo "/home/user/fortunes.txt" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/FortunesFile
    /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql restart
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  3. random_sam

    random_sam New Member

    Thanks Mark, you are a star.

    I did exactly as you said and it worked first time.

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