Speed up a slow Proftpd connection

Speed up a slow Proftpd connection

When you make a connection to your server, does it take forever? If so then you might be experiencing ProFTPd’s attempt at doing a reverse DNS lookup.

To remedy this problem, we are going to add a few lines to the proftpd configuration file for the Ensim webppliance.

Using your favourite text editor–I use PICO here as most beginner level people use it–to modify the following file:


then simply add the following lines:

UseReverseDNS off
DefaultRoot ~
ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."
IdentLookups off

Note: the UseReverseDNS off does NOT work within the <Global></Global> tag!

Now restart proFTPd

/etc/init.d/proftpd restart

Then try to log into your server again. A connection should be made almost instantly.

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