Serving Files Using FTP

As with many of the services that are available with Linux, the FTP server is configured as operational by default. This means that files can be served to anyone who has access to the system. Access to the system is only offered to users with previously set up accounts. See Chapter 11, "Users, Groups, and Permissions," for more details on user account setup.

FTP Server Overview

The primary purpose of an FTP server is to offer files to remote users. These users might be local to an organization, or they might be anonymous users somewhere on the Internet. Access to an FTP archive, or to any files via FTP, is controlled by a user account. For users with previously configured accounts, accessing files via FTP is allowed by default. ...

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