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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Choosing an Authenticated or Anonymous Server

When you are preparing to set up your FTP server, you must first make the decision to install either the authenticated or anonymous service. Authenticated service requires the entry of a valid username and password for access. As previously mentioned, anonymous service allows the use of the username anonymous and an email address as a password for access.

Authenticated FTP servers are used to provide some measure of secure data transfer for remote users but will require maintenance of user accounts given that usernames and passwords are used. Anonymous FTP servers are used when user authentication is not needed or necessary and can be helpful in providing an easily accessible platform for customer ...

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