Eric Lu

ProFTPD on Mac

July 09, 2018 | 0 Minute Read

I didn't expect to find it so hard to run ProFTPD as a daemon on the Mac. Without further ado, here is the right `Launchctl` script to get it running on startup on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Save the above script as /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.proftpd.proftpd.plist. You probably need to use sudo.

$ sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.proftpd.proftpd.plist

A slightly outdated example is provided at ProFTPD: Stopping and Starting.