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    How To Install A VSFTPD FTP Server On CentOS 7

    How To Install A VSFTPD FTP Server On CentOS 7

    FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It has been a standard method for transferring files between computers for decades. FTP is by nature an insecure method for transferring files. This guide will show you how to configure and Install A VSFTPD FTP Server On CentOS 7.

    1. Install VSFTPD software with the following command:

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# yum install vsftpd -y


    2. Start the service and set it to launch when the system boots with the following:

    systemctl start vsftpd
    systemctl enable vsftpd

    3. Configure VSFTPD

    The configuration file is /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf .

    4. Edit the configuration file with the following command:

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

    5. Set your FTP server to disable anonymous users and allow local users.

    Find the following entries in the configuration file, and edit them as given below:


    Allow a logged-in user to upload files to your FTP server:


    6. If you want to Limit FTP users to their own home directory, then configure jailroot. Add the following parameters to /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file.


    7. You can create a user list to manage users who will have access to VSFTPD. Add following parameters to /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file


    userlist_deny allow users if set to "NO", If its set to yes it will lock all the users List in the file.

    8. Now Start the vsftpd service.

    #systemctl restart vsftpd

    Create FTP User:

    To create a new FTP user do the following:
    #adduser testuser
    #passwd testuser

    Add the new user to user_list file :

    echo testuser | tee –a /etc/vsftpd/user_list

    Now create a FTP folder and add permission for the "testuser" to write data in it.

    # mkdir -p /home/testuser/ftp/upload
    # chmod 550 /home/testuser/ftp
    # chmod 750 /home/testuser/ftp/upload
    # chown -R testuser:testuser /home/testuser/ftp

    8. Now restart the vsftpd service.

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# systemctl restart vsftpd

    9. Now we are all set to test our FTP server.

    If you Get error Like ftp command not found, Please intall ftp client:

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# yum install ftp

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# ftp

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