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How To Install VSFTPD on Ubuntu 16.04


Sep, 16

VSFTPD, (or very secure FTP daemon), is an FTP server for Unix-like systems, including Linux Server. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. It supports IPv6 and SSL. vsftpd supports explicit (since 2.0.0) and implicit (since 2.1.0) FTPS. vsftpd is the default FTP server in the Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, NimbleX, Slackware and RHEL Linux distributions.

Install Vsftpd on Ubuntu 16.04

First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

1. Installing VSFTPD.

To install VSFTPD, run the following command from your Terminal:

apt-get install vsftpd

2. Configure VSFTPD.

After it is successfully installed, Let us go ahead and configure:

### nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

Controls whether anonymous logins are permitted or not.

# Allow local users to login

# Set 'write_enable' to YES in order to allow changes to the filesystem

# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..

# You can set the root directory of the FTP users. if not specified, users' home directory equals FTP home directory

Save and close the file. Restart vsftpd service to take effect the changes:

sudo systemctl restart vsftpd
sudo systemctl enable vsftpd

Check if vsftpd service is running or not using command:

sudo systemctl status vsftpd

Sample output:

 vsftpd.service - vsftpd FTP server
 Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service; enabled; vend
 Active: active (running) since Thu 2016-08-16 17:28:31 IST; 31s a
 Process: 2040 ExecStartPre=/bin/mkdir -p /var/run/vsftpd/empty (co
 Main PID: 2043 (vsftpd)
 Tasks: 1
 Memory: 492.0K
 CPU: 46ms
 CGroup: /system.slice/vsftpd.service
 └─2043 /usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd.conf

Aug 16 17:28:31 ubuntuserver systemd[1]: Starting vsftpd FTP server.
Aug 16 17:28:31 ubuntuserver systemd[1]: Started vsftpd FTP server.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed vsftpd.

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