Pure-FTPd/cPanel - FTP Welcome Message (Old Subject, Need Answer)


Aug 31, 2005
Greetings All;

I know that someone had asked this question before, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.

I've searched these forums and checked out the FAQ...but still no dice.

I'm trying to find out how to either delete or change the default welcome message/banner that's given when someone connects/accesses the PureFTPd server, from a non-FTP client as in Internet Explorer.

Currently, if someone navigates to the FTP address (ftp://domain.com), they get the following:


220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
220-Local time is now 11:35. Server port: 21.
220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
530 This is a private system - No anonymous login


I've already tried searching/changing the following files in various directories:



...but still no dice.

Maybe I'm not getting to the right file. I'm currently utilizing Pure-FTPd through cPanel on a VPS Server.

Hmm...maybe I should just do a brand-new and separate install of Pure-FTPd and run it on a different port, perhaps I'll get more flexibility that way?

Thanks in advance!




Well-Known Member
Dec 28, 2003
i think it is compiled inside the ftp server
you may try downloading the source files and then opening it.
i remmber in the old days "dont know if it still works" i had to open an .h file in apache source to make it say its an IIS server and not apache :)
i think its the same thing for pure-ftpd welcome msg/name
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