How to Install ProFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04


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Installing ProFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04

ProFTPD is a popular FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server application that allows clients to connect to the server and transfer files between the client and server over a network connection.

Here is a step-by-step guide to installing ProFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install proftpd
sudo systemctl start proftpd
sudo systemctl enable proftpd
sudo systemctl status proftpd
sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
sudo systemctl restart proftpd
  1. Update the package list and upgrade installed packages:
  2. Install ProFTPD:
  3. During the installation process, you'll be prompted to select a standalone or inetd style server. Choose Standalone for most use cases.
  4. Once the installation is complete, start and enable the ProFTPD service:
  5. To test if the service is running, you can check its status:
  6. By default, ProFTPD allows anonymous access to the FTP server. If you want to require user authentication, open the ProFTPD configuration file:
  7. Find the line that starts with "Anonymous" and change "Anonymous" to "off". Save and close the file.
  8. Restart the ProFTPD service for the changes to take effect:
  9. You can now connect to the FTP server using an FTP client such as FileZilla or WinSCP.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ProFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04. Now you can start transferring files to and from your server using FTP.

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