> is there a way round this? (to stop all transfers if the xferlog FIFO
> reader has crashed)

No. The core proftpd engine has no knowledge or special handling of such
FIFO-based log readers.

> Alternatively we could have a program monitor the FIFO reader and do an
> "ftpshut now" to log off all users and prevent new users logging in.
> However this does not work either. When I run "ftpshut now" it doesn't log
> off existing users, it only prevents new users from logging in.
> Is there a way round this too? (apart from killing all active FTP sessions
> individually)

No. The ftpshut utility was designed to specifically do what it does: an
"administrative" shutdown. If you wish to stop everything, then you'd
have to stop the proftpd daemon altogether. There is currently no way to
stop all data transfers for all sessions other than stopping the daemon.


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We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by the lone sea breakers,
And sitting by the desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world forever, it seems.

-Arthur O'Shaughnesssy

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