vsftpd is a lightweight, efficient FTP server written for security, supports both anonymous and non-anonymous FTP access, PAM authentication, bandwidth limiting, and the Linux sendfile() facility. This tutorial will explain how to easily install and setup ftp server in Ubuntu using vsftpd.
- 1. Install vsftpd
Search and install vsftpd in Ubuntu Software Center, or execute this command in terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install vsftpd
- 2. Once installed vsftpd, it creates ‘/srv/ftp’ as ftp HOME folder. You can change it by editing /etc/passwd,
sudo gedit /etc/passwd
find out this line (should at end):
Change ‘/src/ftp’ to the directory you want to use as ftp HOME folder.
- 3. configure vsftpd
Edit the configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf with your favorite editor, here I use:
sudo gedit /etc/vsftpd.conf
remove # and set the value to what you want to enable
- anonymous_enable=YES # allow anonymous visit
- write_enable=YES # allow upload
- anon_upload_enable=YES # allow anonymous upload
- anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES # allow anonymous create folder
- local_enable=YES # allow local user login
- 4. After configure vsftpd, restart the service.
In terminal, run this to restart vsftpd service:
sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
Now open up a web browser and test it out