There is more than one package that provide ftp server service but we will use the most secure one as its name says (Very Secure FTP) VSFTP server , let’s go..
01. Install Package:
yum install vsftpd
02. Run services:
systemctl start vsftpd systemctl enable vsftpd systemctl status vsftpd
03. Open Port on Firewall :
FTP service listen on TCP port number 21
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=ftp firewall-cmd --reload
04. Default path:
default path to store files is: /var/ftp/
users can access any path if they have appropriate permissions
anonymous login allowed by default to /var/ftp but no write permissions
05. Configuration file:
use any preferred text editor to configure required options:
# sign is used for commenting , so lines which starts with ( # ) is not readable for configuration or if it is required option the default value will be used
Before each option there is short explanatory about that option , read it.
After making changes, restart the service
systemctl restart vsftpd
06. Test VSFTP:
use any ftp client to connect locally or remotely to ftp server IP or DNS name like ftp or lftp ,..
lftp localhost lftp 192.168.1.100 netstat -tulpn | grep 21
That is it , I hope it was simple to install and run basic ftp server