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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Installing FTP Software

As part of the standard installation, the client software for FTP is already installed. You can verify that some FTP-related software is installed on your system by using dpkg, grep, and sort commands in this query:

matthew@seymour:~$ dpkg -get-selections | grep ftp | sortftp                        installlftp                       install

The preceding output is from a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10, and what you see are basic FTP clients. These allow you to use FTP to connect to other computers to interact with remote files. You need an FTP server to allow other systems to interact with files on your computer. This chapter covers one FTP server application, vsftpd.

If vsftpd is not installed, install the package ...

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