Can I change the quantity of FTP connections?

Hi all,

I want to use my NAS for FTP with FileZilla. I changed the settings to max 1 connection. But this doesn’t work, because it cant download and browse at the same time, because it need 2 connections to do that. I also want my family to log on, another 1 connection problem…

Is there a way to changes this on the MyBook Live? If there is not a official way, is there a unofficial way?

@WD: does a feature update includes more FTP ports?

Of course there is a way.

Log on with root access and edit /etc/vsftpd.conf

Change these 2 lines like this:


After editing, restart vsftp service by executing /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

or simply reboot your NAS.


after update to latest firmware, i only get 1 connection.

I SSH , then type /etc/vsftpd.conf, but i get -> -bash: /etc/vsftpd.conf : Permission denied

Can anybody help ??

It’s not an executable file. 

You need to load it into an editor:

pico /etc/vsftpd.conf


vi /etc/vsftpd.conf


now i can change it. :smileyvery-happy:

I cannot find the config file you are reffering to - can you help me find it?

morten1234 wrote:

   can you help me find it?

Apparently not…   The exact location has already been noted above.