How to Solve PureFTPD "Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted"


If you try to connect pureFTPD, but you see in your error logs something like this [WARNING] Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server. #043 Please reconnect using SSL/TLS security mechanisms.

You can follow this simple step to solve it :

  1. login to your root account
  2. open pureftpd conf
    nano /etc/pure-fptd/pure-ftpd.conf
  3. change line from TLS 2to TLS 0
  4. Then save your configuration
  5. Restart your pureftpd

Now, you can connect to your ftp

That would make ftp transfers not secure?

it is better and more secure to use FTPS instead of plaintext FTP