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FTP Messages

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: February 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



Use the FTP Messages feature page to modify the settings for messages sent when a user connects to your FTP site.

Related scenarios

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

 

Element Name Description

Suppress default banner

Specifies whether to display the default identification banner for the FTP server. If enabled, displays the default banner; otherwise, the default banner is not displayed.

noteNote
If Suppress default banner is enabled and a banner message has not been specified in Banner, the FTP server will display a blank banner when an FTP client connects to your server.

Support user variables in messages

Specifies whether to display a specific set of user variables in FTP messages. If enabled, displays user variables in FTP messages; otherwise, all message text will be displayed as entered. The supported user variables are:

  • %BytesReceived% - The number of bytes sent from the server to the client for the current session.

  • %BytesSent% - The number of bytes sent from the client to the server for the current session.

  • %SessionID% - The unique identifier for the current session.

  • %SiteName% - The name of the FTP site that is hosting the current session.

  • %UserName% - The account name of the currently logged-on user.

Show detailed messages for local requests

Specifies whether to display detailed error messages when the FTP client is connecting to the FTP server on the server itself. If enabled, displays detailed error messages only to the local host; otherwise, detailed error messages are not displayed.

noteNote
Detailed error messages are shown only to the local host.

Banner

Specifies the message the FTP server displays when FTP clients first connect to the FTP server.

noteNote
By default, this message is blank. If Suppress default banner is enabled and a banner message has not been specified in Banner, the FTP server will display a blank banner when an FTP client connects to your server.

Welcome

Specifies the message the FTP server displays when FTP clients have logged in to the FTP server.

noteNote
By default, this message is blank.

Exit

Specifies the message the FTP server displays when FTP clients log off the FTP server.

noteNote
By default, this message is blank.

Maximum connections

Specifies the message the FTP server displays when clients try to connect and cannot because the FTP service has reached the maximum number of client connections allowed.

noteNote
By default, this message is blank.

 

Element Name Description

Apply

Saves the changes that you have made on the feature page.

Cancel

Cancels the changes that you have made on the feature page.

In addition to configuring the settings for messages the FTP server displays when a user connects to your FTP site, you can use the FTP Directory Browsing Page feature to customize the content settings for browsing a directory on the FTP server.

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