System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Use greeting text to Verify ftpaccess

To use the greeting text capability to check that the correct ftpaccess file is being used, do the following:

  1. Add the following directive to the ftpaccess file.

    greeting text message
  2. Connect to the FTP server.

  3. If the message fails to appear, do the following:

    1. Confirm that the ftpaccess file is in the correct location. Use the strings(1) command to obtain the location of the file from the FTP server binary.

      # strings /usr/sbin/in.ftpd | grep "^/.*ftpaccess"
    2. Check the ftpservers file to see if virtual hosting has been configured.

      For further information, see ftpaccess(4), ftpservers(4), strings(1), syslog.conf(4), and pgrep(1).