How to Install and Configure vsftpd on CentOS 7

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Vsftpd [Very Secure File Transport Protocol Daemon] is a fast and secure file transfer service for linux/Unix.  Ftp server is used to transfer and exchange files between computers over network, In this article i will explain you to how to install and configure ftp server in Linux machine.

Update your server yum repository and install VSFTPD.

# yum check-update
# yum -y install vsftpd

Open VSFTPD configuration file and make changes as below.
# vim /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

Change anonymous login yes to no.
anonymous_enable=NO

Uncomment below lines:

ascii_upload_enable=YES
ascii_download_enable=YES
chroot_local_user=YES

Add below line to the end of file.

allow_writeable_chroot=YES
pasv_enable=Yes
pasv_min_port=40000
pasv_max_port=40100

Restart VSFTPD service and make enable to automatic start on boot.

# systemctl restart vsftpd.service
# systemctl enable vsftpd.service

Allow ftp service and port ftom firewall.

# firewall-cmd –permanent –add-service=ftp
# firewall-cmd –permanent –add-port=21/tcp
# firewall-cmd –reload

Create ftp user as root is not allow by default.

useradd -m ftp -s /sbin/nologin
passwd ftp

Now you can login from any system with ftp client.

By VishalVyas

Linuxguru
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