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FTP Authentication Scanner



This module will test FTP logins on a range of machines and report successful logins. If you have loaded a database plugin and connected to a database this module will record successful logins and hosts so you can track your access.


  • todb <todb@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/ftp/ftp_login
msf auxiliary(ftp_login) > show actions
msf auxiliary(ftp_login) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(ftp_login) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(ftp_login) > run 

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