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       ftpservers - FTP Server virtual hosting configuration file


       The  ftpservers	file is used to configure complete virtual hosting. In
       contrast to limited virtual hosting, complete  virtual  hosting	allows
       separate configuration files to be specified for each virtual host.

       The  set	 of  configuration  files  for each virtual host are placed in
       their own directory. The ftpservers file associates the address of each
       virtual	host with the directory its configuration files are stored in.
       The virtual host configuration files must be named:

			 Virtual host's access file

			 Restricts the accounts that can use the virtual host

			 Virtual hosts enhanced group access file

			 Allow or deny usernames access to the virtual host

			 Customize conversions available from the virtual host

       You do not need to put every file in each virtual  host	directory.  If
       you  want  a virtual host to use the master copy of a file, then do not
       include it in the virtual host directory. If the file is not  included,
       the master copy from the /etc/ftpd directory will be used.

       The file names must match exactly. If you misspell any of  them or name
       them differently, the server will not find them, and  the  server  will
       use the master copy instead.

       The  ftpaddhost	utility is an administrative tool to configure virtual
       hosts. See ftpaddhost(1M).

   File Format
       There are two fields to each entry in the ftpservers file:

	 address   directory-containing-configuration-files

       For example:	  /etc/ftpd/virtual-ftpd/	  /etc/ftpd//virtual-ftpd/
	 some.domain	  INTERNAL

       When an FTP client connects to the FTP  Server,	in.ftpd(1M)  tries  to
       match  the  IP address to which the FTP client connected with one found
       in the ftpservers file.

       The address can be an IPv4 or IPv6 address, or a hostname.

       If a match is found, The FTP server uses any configuration files	 found
       in the associated directory.

       If  a match is not found,  or an invalid directory path is encountered,
       the default paths to the configuration  files  are  used.  The  use  of
       INTERNAL in the example above fails the check for a specific directory,
       and the master configuration files will be used.

       Either the actual IP address or a specific  hostname  can  be  used  to
       specify	the virtual host. It is better to specify the actual IP of the
       virtual host, as it reduces the need for a domain lookup and eliminates
       DNS security related naming issues, for example:	   /etc/ftpd/config/faqs.org/
	 ftp.some.domain   /etc/ftpd/config/faqs.org/

       Lines  that  begin  with	 a # sign are treated as comment lines and are


       See attributes(5)  for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │Interface Stability │ External	      │

       ftpaddhost(1M),	in.ftpd(1M),  ftpaccess(4),  ftpconversions(4),	  ftp‐
       groups(4), ftphosts(4), ftpusers(4), attributes(5)

				  May 1, 2003			 FTPSERVERS(4)

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