Web hosts give their customers FTP access to easily upload website content, images etc. to the server.
But the downside of FTP is that it is vulnerable to brute force attacks (where hackers try logging in with thousands of password combinations, and FTP allows access).
To prevent this, most Web Hosts secure their FTP servers with measures such as blocking unknown incoming FTP connections, allowing FTP only on predefined server ports etc.
However, these restrictions can cause FileZilla Etimedout errors even for a legitimate FTP user. (more…)
FTP is a commonly used service by web users to transfer files, but it is inherently not secure. Stealing FTP login details is one of the most common ways by which websites are hacked.
It is easy for a hacker to sniff login details from an insecure network. In our role as Outsourced Tech Support services for web hosting companies, securing FTP server is a major task that we perform.
Managing FTP servers – Proftpd and Pure-ftpd – is a task we perform as a part of our role as Outsourced Tech Support engineers for web hosting companies.
“530 Login incorrect” is a common error noted in Proftpd servers when users try to establish an FTP connection to the server. 530 login error means that the Proftpd server is unable to authenticate the user with the login details provided. (more…)
Proftpd is a highly configurable and modular FTP daemon, whose configuration and setting up is almost similar to the web server Apache. The installation, pre and post install configuration are discussed briefly in this document.
The document requires fair knowledge of Linux and Apache webserver.