Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: March 2003Local indexUp
ftpshut - shut down all proftpd servers at a given time
command provides an automated shutdown procedure that a superuser
can use to automagically disconnect current proftpd connections,
and deny new connections. The command creates a control file as
to inform proftpd processes about an impending shutdown.
The time at which the ftp servers will be brought down. It may be the
word `now', indicating an immediate shutdown, or a future time in one
of two formats:
The first form brings the servers down in
minutes, while the second form indicates an exact time of day, using
a 24-hour clock format.
Instructs ftpshut to
the /etc/shutmsg file, restoring proftpd to its normal service. If this option
is used, this will be the only operation performed by
Specifies the number of minutes before shutdown that new ftp access will
be disabled. If the -l option is not specified, a default of 10 minutes
(or immediately, if less than 10 minutes remains until shutdown) is used.
Specifies the number of minutes before shutdown that existing ftp
connections will be disconnected. If the -d option is not specified,
a default of 5 minutes (or immediately, if less than 5 minutes remains
until shutdown) is used.
Optionally provide a message which will be sent to new connections
(if denied) and existing connections (when disconnected). The message
can contain the following magic cookies, which will be replaced as
follows before being sent to new or existing connections:
time proftpd is being shut down
time new connections will be denied
time current connections will be dropped
current working directory (where applicable)
local host name (or virtualhost name)
remote host name
local time (format Thu Nov 15 17:12:42 1990)
username given at login time
Proftpd servers can only be shutdown via ftpshut if a master daemon
is running in
mode. Servers running in
mode will honor the shutdown message file created by ftpshut, however
currently running servers may be chroot(2)ed, and unable to read
the shutdown message control file.
It is possible to set an absolute shutdown time which is
than the current time. If this is the case, proftpd will not shutdown
until the indicated time on the following day.