Easy FTP Install - Ubuntu

posted Jun 11, 2015, 9:34 AM by Andrew Chadick
Step 1 - Start:

apt-get update

Then install vsftpd and required packages:

apt-get -y install vsftpd

Step 2: Configure vsftpd

Edit the configuration file for vsftpd:

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

Remove anonymous access, unidentified users to FTP; change the anonymous_enable setting to NO:


Allow local uses to login by changing the local_enable setting to YES:


Want local user to be able to write to a directory? Then change the write_enable setting to YES:


Local users will be ‘chroot jailed’ and they will be denied access to any other part of the server; change the chroot_local_user setting to YES:


Exit and save using Cntrl +X then Y, then Enter.

Restart the vsftpd service:

service vsftpd restart