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Part I Network Services Topics

1.  Network Service (Overview)

2.  Managing Web Cache Servers

3.  Time-Related Services

Part II Accessing Network File Systems Topics

4.  Managing Network File Systems (Overview)

5.  Network File System Administration (Tasks)

6.  Accessing Network File Systems (Reference)

Part III SLP Topics

7.  SLP (Overview)

8.  Planning and Enabling SLP (Tasks)

9.  Administering SLP (Tasks)

10.  Incorporating Legacy Services

11.  SLP (Reference)

Part IV Mail Services Topics

12.  Mail Services (Overview)

13.  Mail Services (Tasks)

14.  Mail Services (Reference)

Part V Serial Networking Topics

15.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)

16.  Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)

17.  Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks)

18.  Setting Up a Leased-Line PPP Link (Tasks)

19.  Setting Up PPP Authentication (Tasks)

20.  Setting Up a PPPoE Tunnel (Tasks)

21.  Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks)

22.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Reference)

23.  Migrating From Asynchronous Solaris PPP to Solaris PPP 4.0 (Tasks)

24.  UUCP (Overview)

25.  Administering UUCP (Tasks)

26.  UUCP (Reference)

Part VI Working With Remote Systems Topics

27.  Working With Remote Systems (Overview)

28.  Administering the FTP Server (Tasks)

Administering the FTP Server (Task Map)

Controlling FTP Server Access

How to Define FTP Server Classes

How to Set User Login Limits

How to Control the Number of Invalid Login Attempts

How to Disallow FTP Server Access to Particular Users

How to Restrict Access to the Default FTP Server

Setting Up FTP Server Logins

How to Set Up Real FTP Users

How to Set Up Guest FTP Users

How to Set Up Anonymous FTP Users

How to Create the /etc/shells file

Customizing Message Files

How to Customize Message Files

How to Create Messages to Be Sent to Users

How to Configure the README Option

Controlling Access to Files on the FTP Server

How to Control File Access Commands

Controlling Uploads and Downloads on the FTP Server

How to Control Uploads to the FTP Server

How to Control Downloads to the FTP Server

Virtual Hosting

How to Enable Limited Virtual Hosting

How to Enable Complete Virtual Hosting

Starting the FTP Server Automatically

How to Start an FTP Server Using SMF

How to Start a Standalone FTP Server in the Background

How to Start a Standalone FTP Server in the Foreground

Shutting Down the FTP Server

How to Shut Down the FTP Server

Debugging the FTP Server

How to Check syslogd for FTP Server Messages

How to Use greeting text to Verify ftpaccess

How to Check the Commands Executed by FTP Users

Configuration Help for Busy Sites

29.  Accessing Remote Systems (Tasks)

Part VII Monitoring Network Services Topics

30.  Monitoring Network Performance (Tasks)



Shutting Down the FTP Server

The ftpshut(1M) command closes down the FTP server at a particular time.

When you run ftpshut, a file is generated from command-line options that specify when shutdown occurs, the point at which new connections are refused, and when existing connections are dropped. Users are notified of a server shutdown based on this information. The location of the file that is created by ftpshut is specified by the shutdown directive in the ftpaccess file.

How to Shut Down the FTP Server

Follow the steps in this procedure to run ftpshut and to add the shutdown directive to the ftpaccess file.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Add the following entries to the ftpaccess file.
    shutdown path

    Keyword that is used to specify the path to a file that is checked regularly for whether the FTP server is scheduled to be shut down


    Location of the file that was created by ftpshut command

  3. Run the ftpshut command.
    ftpshut [ -V ] [ -l min] [ -d min] time [warning-message...]

    Command that provides a procedure for notifying users that the FTP server is shutting down.


    Option that is specified to display copyright and version information, then terminate


    Flag that is used to adjust the time that new connections to the FTP server are denied


    Flag that is used to adjust the time that existing connections to the FTP server are disconnected.


    Shutdown time that is specified by the word now for immediate shutdown, or in one of two formats (+ number or HHMM) for a future shutdown


    Shutdown notification message

  4. Use the ftprestart command to restart the FTP server after shutdown.

    For further information, see ftpshut(1M), ftpaccess(4), and ftprestart(1M).