Apr 032012

Passive mode ftp requires some or all “unprivileged” (1024-65534) ports to be open on the webserver. The default Plesk firewall configuration blocks all ports except for those single ports required for system services (HTTP, POP, etc.)

To enable passive mode ftp on a Plesk server:

SSH into your server and as root, edit /etc/proftpd.conf.

Add the line in the <global> section:

PassivePorts 60000 65534

* I prefer to limit the number of available ports for greater security.


Enable passive FTP in Plesk with this firewall rule

Enable passive FTP in Plesk with this firewall rule

Login to your Plesk Panel.

Go to Modules -> Firewall to access your firewall configuration.
Select Edit Firewall Configuration.

Add a new Rule:

 Name of the rule: FTPD Passive Ports
 Match direction: Incoming (only)
 Action: Allow
 Add port or port range: 60000-65534
 Select TCP
 Click Add

Click OK and then click Activate (twice)

More information about Passive vs. Active FTP

  4 Responses to “Enable Passive FTP on Plesk Servers”

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