Installing an FTP Server on Ubuntu

I had been postponing this task for some time now thinking that it would be time consuming. However, it is actually pretty simple.

Since I did not know of any FTP server, I did a quick search:

aptitude search ftp

I got a bunch of results but I decided to try vsftp after seeing somewhere that it was the default daemon for linux. So I just ran

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

And that is it. I’m done.

I tested using fireftp on my other machine and it connects via ftp to the server. Now, this setup is just for an in-house server. If you plan on opening your ftp server to the outside world, you should read more about the matter, and read the man pages for vsftpd.

Also take a look at the configuration file located on /etc/vsftpd.conf

Some links that might be useful:

http://blog.dhavalparikh.co.in/2009/11/setting-up-ftp-or-sftp-server-using-vsftpd-on-ubuntu/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=91887
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ftp+server+linux
This last link is just a search results list. One one of those result previews is where I read that vsftpd is the default ftp daemon on linux, but the link, which points to http://www.scribd.com/doc/26706992/FTP-Server-in-Linux is unreadable.

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