ftpshut(1)ftpshut(1)NAMEftpshut - create shutdown message file to shut down the ftp servers at
a given time
time [ warning-message ... ]
The command provides an automated shutdown procedure that a superuser
can use to notify ftp users when the ftp server is shutting down. This
command will create a shutdown message file in the path specified by
the 'shutdown' directive in the file in the real, anonymous and virtual
user accounts. For guest accounts the system administrator must copy
the message file created in the real user account to the guest accounts
manually. The server will check this file regularly to see if the
server is going to be shut down.
This option causes the program to display copyright and version
This option is used as deny_offset. New FTP access is disabled
'min' minutes before
shutdown. The default value of 'min' is 10 min‐
utes. This value can be reset by the user.
This option is used as disc_offset. All current FTP connections
will be dropped 'min'
minutes before shutdown. The default value of
'min' is 5 minutes. This value can be reset by
time time, is the time at which the ftp server will be
shutdown. If is set to the word `now' the shut‐
down will be immediate. time can also be set to
a future time. Future time can be specified in
one of the two formats: + number or HHMM. The
first format brings the ftp servers down in num‐
ber minutes. The second format brings the ftp
servers down at the time of day indicated, using
a 24-hour clock format.
The warning-message is the message the server
will flash to its clients on shut down. The user
can use a message of his choice or use the
'macros' or 'magic cookies' that are available.
The server will replace the macro with the speci‐
fied text string. The warning-message will be
formatted to be 75 characters long, including the
length of any expanded macros ("magic cookies").
The default warning message is "System shutdown
at %s". The following magic cookies are avail‐
%s time system is going to shut down
%r time new connections will be
%d time current connections will be
%C current working directory
%E the maintainer's email address as
defined in ftpaccess
%L local host name
%M maximum allowed number of users in
%N current number of users in this
%R remote host name
%T local time (form Thu Nov 15
%U username given at login time
You can kill the servers only between now and 23:59, if you use the
absolute time for
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