linux ftp server

linux ftp server

linux ftp server File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a TCP protocol for transferring data between multiple users at the same time.this is the fastest method of data transfer between users it is the secure way of data transfer whether it may be in local network pc’s or in remote location network pc’s any user can also upload its necessary data into the server  if the server manager has authorized to do so for the users . user can download any amount of data which can also be managed by the FTP server administrator. in the real world environment downloading of any image or text file or any video audio is the live example of ftp server .

FTP server can be configured for users in two forms

  • Anonymous

  • Authenticated

In Anonymous mode any person can access the ftp in the same network if the ftp is being made in the same network and if the ftp in being authenticated than a client must enter the ftp password to access the data. FTp works on the port no 21 by default and FTPS works on port no 22.

Installation of  FTP Server

open terminal and enter into super user mode

ranvijay@ranvijay-Inspiron-N5050:~$ sudo -s
[sudo] password for ranvijay:

root@ranvijay-Inspiron-N5050:~# apt-get update

for installing ftp server

root@ranvijay-Inspiron-N5050:~# apt-get install vsftpd

than open configuration file of ftp server

root@ranvijay-Inspiron-N5050:~# gedit  /etc/vsftpd.conf

now change

# Allow anonymous FTP? (Disabled by default)

change anonymous_enable=yes

now save the file by press ctrl+s

now lets see whether our ftp server is running or not by typing on terminal

root@ranvijay-Inspiron-N5050:~# service vsftpd status

its running , now lets access our server by checking our ip and hitting on browser

type ifconfig  to your ip address as shown below

now enter the ip on your browser as shown below

and if you get this result

by default the ftp server folder location is

cd /srv/ftp/


here we can add our data which we want to host for the user

and its done thanks





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