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Developer(s)glFTPd development team
Stable release
2.14a (openssl-3.0.12) / December 28, 2023; 2 months ago (2023-12-28)
Preview release
2.13 BETA1 (openssl-3.0.7) / November 21, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-11-21)
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformLinux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Mac OS
TypeFTP server
LicenseglFTPd license

glFTPd is a freely available FTP server which runs on Unix, Linux, and BSD operating systems. It has number of features, like logins restricted by a particular set of IP addresses, transfer quotas per-user and per-group basis, and user/groups not stored in the system files, which make it attractive to private warez servers, including topsites.[1][2][3][4][5] It does have legitimate uses though—a number of web development books recommend it amongst other general purpose FTP servers,[6][7] and some Linux certification exams of SAIR required knowledge of it.[8] It can integrate with Eggdrop through IRC channels.[9]


glFTPd stands for GreyLine File Transfer Protocol Daemon. It was named after the initial developer GreyLine. The first public release of glFTPd dates back to the beginning 1998. glFTPd is well known for its detailed user permissions, extensive scripting features and for securely and efficiently transferring files between other sites using FXP.

User management


Support for glFTPd is available on IRC on EFnet in both #glftpd and #glhelp

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  1. ^ Brian Baskin, Jan Kanclirz, Netcat Power Tools, Syngress, 2008, ISBN 1-59749-257-4, p. 119
  2. ^ Paul Craig, Ron Honick, Mark Burnett, Software piracy exposed, Syngress, 2005, ISBN 1-932266-98-4, p. 113
  3. ^ Full Disclosure: multiple vulnerabilities in glftpd
  4. ^ Andy “Enigmax” Maxwell, (November 19, 2007) Top Pirate Reveals Warez Scene Secrets, Attracts MPAA Lawyer’s Attention, TorrentFreak
  5. ^ Andrew Smith (b-bstf), A Guide To Internet Piracy, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, Summer 2004
  6. ^ Dan Rahmel, Beginning Joomla!, Edition 2, Apress, 2009, ISBN 1-4302-1642-5, p. 320
  7. ^ Steven E. Callihan, Learn HTML 4 in a weekend, Edition 4, Cengage Learning, 2003, ISBN 1-59200-059-2, p. 414
  8. ^ Michael Jang, Mastering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, John Wiley and Sons, 2004, ISBN 0-7821-4347-4, p. 799
  9. ^ Huang, H. D.; Lee, C. S.; Hagras, H.; Kao, H. Y. (2012). "TWMAN+: A Type-2 fuzzy ontology model for malware behavior analysis". 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). p. 2821. doi:10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378176. ISBN 978-1-4673-1714-6. S2CID 14433012. "It is a freely available FTP server which can integrate with the Eggdrop through IRC channels to synchronize and collaborative all servers run analysis job on their clients."

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