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You can configure different timeouts in the main ProFTPd configuration file. When logged into the shell as root open the
/etc/proftpd.conf file and set the time (in seconds) to your desired time. These values should be within the <Global> section of the file.
... TimeoutNoTransfer 900 TimeoutStalled 600 TimeoutIdle 1200 ...
Detailed description for these directives, and many others, can be found at http://proftpd.org/docs/directives/linked/by-name.html.
Once your changes have been made, you will need to restart the service with the following command:
service xinetd restart