How to Install ProFTPD on Ubuntu 20.04


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Installing ProFTPD on Ubuntu 20.04

ProFTPD is a highly configurable FTP server software that allows users to transfer files between a client and a server over a network. It supports various authentication methods and encryption options, making it a secure and reliable choice for setting up FTP services.

To install ProFTPD on Ubuntu 20.04, follow these steps:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install proftpd
sudo systemctl status proftpd
  1. Open a terminal on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
  2. Update the package list by running the following command:
  3. Install ProFTPD using the following command:
  4. During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose the server type. Select the 'Standalone' option and click 'Ok' to continue.
  5. Next, choose the installation mode. For most cases, the 'inetd' option is recommended. Select it and click 'Ok' to proceed.
  6. Set a new password for the ProFTPD administrative account.
  7. Once the installation is complete, the ProFTPD service will start automatically. To verify the status, you can issue the command:

ProFTPD is now installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. You can customize the configuration to suit your specific needs by editing the '/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf' file.

Remember to secure your FTP server by setting up appropriate firewall rules and configuring SSL/TLS encryption, if required.

Now you can start using ProFTPD to securely transfer files between your clients and server.

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