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Installing and configuring vsftpd for local unix users

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vsftpd is a secure, fast and stable FTP server. In this tutorial we’ll install the server allow local unix to access their home directories.

1. Install vsftpd

apt-get install vsftpd

2. Configure (pico /etc/vsftpd.conf)

By default, vsftpd only allows anonymous connections. Change the following config variables to enable local users to connect, allow writing and chroot users to home directories.

anonymous_enable=NO
local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
chroot_local_user=YES

3. Restart vsftpd

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

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