can't figure out how to setup pure-ftpd

I’ve installed the app
it shows up in the drobo app admin
but there’s no way to configure it and it’s not clear to me even though I’ve trolled around the forums to figure out what to do next

would appreciate help
and yes I’m new to all this


I too can’t seem to get it running. I can see that it is installed in the droboapp admin as well.

If you don’t mind me asking, why do you need pure-ftpd? If you are planning on just accessing your files from outside your network, you really should use SFTP (using OpenSSH) or FTPS (ProFTPd) instead.

I want to use SFTP, what can I use to do this, I dont see any OpenSSH for Drobo.


Have a look here:

You can find OpenSSH for the FS here:

Is there a simple .tgz package to install FTPS on the drobo fs? When I go to droboports, it’s all greek to me.

A little bit of CTRL+F in this page should give you what you want:

Ok…Do I still have to edit the etc/host file like the earlier version?

Absolutely. My DroboApps do not make potentially dangerous changes to the Drobo’s OS.

Ok cool…I will try this when I get home. I really hope this works.

Do I need apache or droboadmin installed to be able to use these apps?

Nope. You might want lighttpd if you want to use the little admin web interface.


Any ideas on why I’m getting this error message when proftpd is starting up?

Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
writing new private key to ‘/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/proftpd/etc/server.key’

DroboFS proftpd[472]: warning: handling possibly truncated configuration data at line 49 of ‘/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/proftpd/etc/proftpd.conf’
Nov 15 06:43:15 DroboFS proftpd[473] drobofs: Failed binding to, port 21: Address already in use
Nov 15 06:43:15 DroboFS proftpd[473] drobofs: Check the ServerType directive to ensure you are configured correctly.
Nov 15 06:43:15 DroboFS proftpd[473] drobofs: Unable to start proftpd; check logs for more details

Did you edit the config file on Windows?