How to Install Pure-FTPd on CentOS 8


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Installing Pure-FTPd on CentOS 8

Pure-FTPd is a free and secure FTP server software that can be installed on various operating systems, including CentOS 8. It is known for its simplicity, fast performance, and support for virtual users. Pure-FTPd provides a robust solution for managing file transfers over FTP protocols securely.

Step 1: Update the System

Before installing Pure-FTPd, it's important to ensure that the system is up to date. Open a terminal and run the following commands:

    $ sudo dnf update
    $ sudo reboot

Step 2: Install Pure-FTPd

Once the system has rebooted, log in to your CentOS 8 server and update the package repository cache. Then, install Pure-FTPd by executing the following commands:

    $ sudo dnf install pure-ftpd

Step 3: Configure Pure-FTPd

After a successful installation, it's time to configure Pure-FTPd. Open the configuration file using a text editor:

    $ sudo vi /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf

Within the configuration file, you can modify various settings such as enabling or disabling anonymous access, specifying the path for FTP home directories, configuring bandwidth limits, and more. Make the necessary changes and save the file.

Step 4: Start and Enable Pure-FTPd

To start the Pure-FTPd service, run the following command:

    $ sudo systemctl start pure-ftpd

If you want Pure-FTPd to automatically start at boot, enable the service by running:

    $ sudo systemctl enable pure-ftpd

Step 5: Configure Firewall

If you have an active firewall on your CentOS 8 server, you need to allow FTP traffic through it. For example, if you are using firewalld, execute the following commands to open the necessary ports:

    $ sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=21/tcp --permanent
    $ sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=30000-31000/tcp --permanent
    $ sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 6: Test Pure-FTPd

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured Pure-FTPd on CentOS 8. To test if it is working correctly, try connecting to the FTP server using an FTP client and the appropriate credentials.

Pure-FTPd provides a reliable and secure FTP server solution for file transfer needs. With its ease of use and extensive configuration options, it is a popular choice for many users and administrators.

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