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vsftp server installation and configuration in Ubuntu

vsftpd is an FTP daemon available in Ubuntu. It is easy to install, set up, and maintain. To install vsftpd you can run the following command: sudo apt-get install vsftpd

vsftpd - FTP Server Configuration

You can edit the vsftpd configuration file, /etc/vsftpd.conf, to change the default settings. By default only anonymous FTP is allowed. If you wish to disable this option, you should change the following line:

anonymous_enable=YES

to

anonymous_enable=NO

By default, local system users are not allowed to login to FTP server. To change this setting, you should uncomment the following line:

#local_enable=YES

By default, users are allowed to download files from FTP server. They are not allowed to upload files to FTP server. To change this setting, you should uncomment the following line:

#write_enable=YES

Similarly, by default, the anonymous users are not allowed to upload files to FTP server. To change this setting, you should uncomment the following line:

#anon_upload_enable=YES

The configuration file consists of many configuration parameters. The information about each parameter is available in the configuration file. Alternatively, you can refer to the man page, man 5 vsftpd.conf for details of each parameter.

Once you configure vsftpd you can start the daemon. You can run following command to run the vsftpd daemon:

sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd start


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