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vsftpd - FTP Server Installation
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In this guide we will install and configure vsftpd on Ubuntu The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies for vsftpd. The second command will then download and install vsftpd. If the firewall is running, you should see Status: active and the firewall rules we just added. We will now create a new user that we will use to log into FTP.
In the past, it has also been used for uploading but, as that method does not use encryption, user credentials as well as data transferred in the clear and are easily intercepted. So if you are here looking for a way to upload and download files securely, see the OpenSSH documentation instead. The server component is called an FTP daemon. It continuously listens for FTP requests from remote clients.