In this tutorial, we will explain how to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.
Step 1: Update System
Before starting the installation process, it is recommended to update the system to ensure that all packages are up to date. Open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo yum update
Step 2: Installing ProFTPD
To install ProFTPD, run the following command:
sudo yum install proftpd
Step 3: Start and Enable ProFTPD
Once the installation is complete, start and enable ProFTPD to automatically start on system boot. Run the following commands:
sudo systemctl start proftpd
sudo systemctl enable proftpd
Step 4: Configuring ProFTPD
To configure ProFTPD, open the main configuration file using a text editor:
sudo nano /etc/proftpd.conf
Make necessary changes to the configuration file. For example, you can allow or deny specific IP addresses or ranges, set the default root directory for users, etc. Save the file and exit the text editor.
Step 5: Restart ProFTPD
After making changes to the configuration file, restart ProFTPD for the changes to take effect:
sudo systemctl restart proftpd
Step 6: Test ProFTPD
To test if ProFTPD is working correctly, you can try connecting to your FTP server using an FTP client.
ProFTPD is a highly configurable and secure FTP server software for Unix-like operating systems. It offers many features, including support for various authentication methods, virtual hosting, SSL/TLS encryption, and more. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now have ProFTPD installed and running on your CentOS 7 system.
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