Running a File Transfer Protocol Server

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service allows users to download files from—and in some cases upload files to—your Linux system using special programs called FTP clients, or in some cases using a standard web browser.

To offer FTP service on your Linux computer, you must do the following:

  • Install the vsftpd service on your computer

  • Configure Linux to automatically start the vsftpd service when you start your computer

  • Configure your Linux firewall to allow traffic related to FTP requests

Installing vsftpd

You can install the vsftpd FTP server using the Package Management tool. Start this tool by choosing Desktop, System Settings, Add/Remove Applications. In the Package Management tool, scroll down to the ...

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