INSTALL FTP SERVER ON UBUNTU

Start by updating our package list and installing the vsftpd daemon:

apt update

apt install vsftpd

Now let’s make a copy of the default conf file for backup.

cp /etc/vsftpd.conf /etc/vsftpd.conf.orig

Open and edit conf file:

vi /etc/vsftpd.conf

Edit or add following lines to the file:

anonymous_enable=NO

local_enable=YES

write_enable=YES

chroot_local_user=YES

allow_writeable_chroot=YES

pasv_min_port=40000

pasv_max_port=50000

userlist_enable=YES

userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd.userlist

userlist_deny=NO

If you are using aws ec2 instance, you have to add the below lines also:

listen=YES

listen_ipv6=NO

pasv_address=<Public IP of your instance>

Save and close the file.

Adding a ftp user:

Start by changing permissions of the files in ftp directory as needed:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/

find /var/www/html/ -type f -exec chmod 0664 {} \;

find /var/www/html/ -type d -exec chmod 0775 {} \;

Now add a ftp user with above directory as home directory and in the web-server’s group:

useradd -d /var/www/html -g www-data ftpuser

passwd ftpuser

Finally, let’s add our user to /etc/vsftpd.userlist. Use the -a flag to append to the file:

echo “ftpuser” | sudo tee -a /etc/vsftpd.userlist

Restart the daemon to load the configuration changes:

systemctl restart vsftpd

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