File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a long-established Internet protocol for downloading files. In Fedora, you can use the Very Safe FTP program, vsftp, to serve data via FTP.
To serve content via FTP, just install the vsftpd package and place the content that you wish to make publicly available in the /var/ftp directory.
If you are using a firewall, you will need to open the FTP ports in the firewall.
To view the contents of /var/ftp with a browser, go to ftp://<hostname>/. To access files in a home directory, use the URL ftp://<user>@<hostname>/ (the browser will ask for your password) or ftp://<user>:<password>@<hostname>/.
To access the contents of /var/ftp using a command-line FTP client program, log in as anonymous and use your email address as your password:
Connected to 172.16.97.100. 220 (vsFTPd 2.0.4) 530 Please login with USER and PASS. 530 Please login with USER and PASS. KERBEROS_V4 rejected as an authentication type Name (ftp.fedorabook.com:chris):
230 Login successful. Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files. ftp>
ls227 Entering Passive Mode (172,16,97,100,237,192) 150 Here comes the directory listing. drwxr-xr-x 2 0 0 4096 Mar 09 16:41 fedora-core-5 drwxr-xr-x 2 0 0 4096 Mar 09 16:41 fedora-core-6 drwxr-xr-x 2 0 0 4096 Mar 09 16:41 fedora-linux drwxr-xr-x 2 0 0 4096 Mar 09 16:42 images drwxr-xr-x 2 0 0 4096 Mar 09 ...