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Installing an FTP server (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 18.04

Installing an FTP server (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 18.04

vsftpd (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon) is a popular FTP server for Ubuntu. In this guide we will install and configure vsftpd on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). We will also set up an FTP user and optionally configure SFTP for secure file transfers.

Before you begin… It’s surprising how many web developers are still unaware of SFTP and the advantages over FTP/FTPS. I admit myself that until recently I would religiously set up a vsftpd server with every new Linux install, but it’s really not necessary. If your FTP client supports SFTP, you should use it! How to…

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Example vsftpd.conf configuration file with or without TLS support

Below are two sample configs files for vsftpd with all comments removed for legibility. 1. Config File for Non-TLS support Before editing the config file, create a backup. sudo cp /etc/vsftpd.conf /etc/vsftpd.conf.bak Now delete vsftpd.conf as we will create our own one. sudo rm /etc/vsftpd.conf Now, create a new config file. sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf Paste…

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Guide: Installing an FTP server (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10

In this guide we will install and configure vsftpd on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10.

Before you begin… It’s surprising how many web developers are still unaware of SFTP and the advantages over FTP/FTPS. I admit myself that until recently I would religiously set up a vsftpd server with every new Linux install, but it’s really not necessary. If your FTP client supports SFTP, you should use it! How to…

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vsftpd 550 Permission denied Ubuntu

You may need to edit your vsftpd configuration file (vsftpd.conf) as writing is disabled by default. Edit vsftpd.conf: sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf If it isn’t in that location, try searching for it: locate vsftpd.conf In vsftpd.conf, search for the following line /etc/vsftpd.conf #write_enable=YES Remove the # sign from this line. Save file and exit. (Press CTRL…

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vsftpd configuration file location in Ubuntu (vsftpd.conf)

To edit the vsftpd configuration file (vsftpd.conf) in Ubuntu, run the following command sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf If it isn’t in that location, try searching for it locate vsftpd.conf This will give a list of locations. To restart vsftpd service vsftpd restart

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vsftpd: Why are the permissions for all my uploaded files set to 600?

If all your uploaded files have permissions set to 600, you will need to alter the vsftpd config file. sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf Look for the line #local_umask=022 (You can search in nano with CTRL + W, type local_umask, press ENTER) Uncomment this line by deleting the # sign so it looks like this vsftpd.conf local_umask=022…

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