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Docker Pure-ftpd Server


Starting it

docker run -d --name ftpd_server -p 21:21 -p 30000-30009:30000-30009 -e "PUBLICHOST=localhost" babim/pure-ftpd

add for map volume for ftp data:

-v /data/ftpdata:/home/ftp
-v /data/pure-ftpd:/etc/pure-ftpdusers

Or for your own image, replace babim/pure-ftpd with the name you built it with, e.g. my-pure-ftp

Operating it

docker exec -it ftpd_server /bin/bash

Example usage once inside

Create an ftp user: e.g. bob with chroot access only to /home/ftpusers/bob

pure-pw useradd bob -u ftpuser -d /home/ftpusers/bob
pure-pw mkdb

No restart should be needed.

More info on usage here:

Test your connection

From the host machine:

ftp -p localhost 21

Our default pure-ftpd options explained

/usr/sbin/pure-ftpd # path to pure-ftpd executable
-c 50 # --maxclientsnumber (no more than 50 people at once)
-C 10 # --maxclientsperip (no more than 10 requests from the same ip)
-l puredb:/etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd.pdb # --login (login file for virtual users)
-E # --noanonymous (only real users)
-j # --createhomedir (auto create home directory if it doesnt already exist)
-R # --nochmod (prevent usage of the CHMOD command)
-P $PUBLICHOST # IP/Host setting for PASV support, passed in your the PUBLICHOST env var
-p 30000:30009 # PASV port range

For more information please see man pure-ftpd, or visit:

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