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How to Set a Welcome Message to an Externally Accessible FTP Server

    Welcome messages are server-wide settings and apply to all users and groups unless they have their own welcome message defined.
    1. Access the server preferences in Server Functions > FTP Configuration.
    2. Click the name of the server you want to edit.
    3. At the bottom of the page, click Welcome.
    4. Change the welcome messages as necessary.
      Option Description
      _!SERVER_NAME!_ The name of the FTP server.
      _!OS_VERSION!_ The operating system and its version.
      _!SERVER_UPTIME!_ The amount of time the server has been up.
      _!BYTES_UP!_ and _!BYTES_DOWN!_ The amount of data uploaded and downloaded. These variables behave differently when used in the pre-login or post-login messages. In the pre-login message, they represent a server-wide value, while in the post-login message they represent the amount of data transferred by the user.
      _!TOTAL_LOGINS!_ The number of successful logins to the FTP server. Only valid in the pre-login message.
      _!GOOD_LOGINS!_ and _!BAD_LOGINS!_ The number of logins and unsuccessful login attempts. Only valid in the post-login message.
      _!LAST_LOGIN!_ The last successful login by the user. Only valid in the post-login message.
    5. Click Apply.
    Results: Clear the Show RemotelyAnywhere welcome banner option to disable this message.
    Article last updated: 27 September, 2022