Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#3961 new Feature request

time frame for enabling/disabling FTP service

Reported by: Bastian Wiegmann Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Server
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
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Hi FileZilla-Team,

I'm missing a function for enabling/disabling the FTP server (and/or special rules, such as bandwidth management) at a definite time.

My Problem is: I'm working in a company that needs a FTP server, so we decided to set up FileZilla Server on a Windows machine. Because of a very slow internet connection, we're in trouble with some other internet applications in the daytime. The idea to save bandwidth is, to disable the FTP server function during the day and enable it at night.

I know it can be realized via the Task Scheduler in Windows, that is able to start or stop services. But in case of a stopped service, you only get a message from your FTP client, that the server isn't available/don't respond. A much better idea is to send a short "Welcome" message to the client and then close the connection. The "Welcome" message should be freely chosen. So a customer, that wants to access the FTP server during daytime, gets a message including opening hours of the FTP server. That's much better than "no answer from the server"!

Change History (4)

comment:1 by starwer, 15 years ago

Hi Wiegman,

I'm not from the FileZilla-team, but I can say that you can already limit the access during time-frames in the day, by using the speed-limit. Limiting the speed to a very low datarate (or even to 0) would do what you ask for without problem. I think the Welcome message can still be displayed then, so that you can inform about the optimal time to download.

comment:2 by HT, 13 years ago

the OP needs a built in scheduler. it see it could be usefull.

comment:3 by Kurt McKee, 6 years ago

Triage suggestion

There has been no movement on this ticket in 9 years.

I recommend closing the ticket as "rejected".

comment:4 by Kevin Gut, 5 years ago

"Operating hours" for the server is not needed anyways as you can easily achieve that using the windows Task scheduler

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