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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—enabling proftp on your Ubuntu headless server

In this exercise, I'll show you how to install proftp in your Ubuntu headless server so that it can act as an FTP server too.

  1. Go to the Ubuntu Server terminal window you opened in your Windows desktop PC, and type sudo apt-get install proftpd, followed by Enter. If Ubuntu asks for your password, type it, and press Enter to continue.
  2. The apt-get package manager will ask if you want to install the proftpd package. Type Y, and then hit Enter to proceed.
  3. The ProFTPd configuration screen will show up next. Select the standalone option, and hit Enter to continue:
    Time for action—enabling proftp on your Ubuntu headless server
  4. If all goes well, the Starting ...

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