Linux : Install and Configure VSFTPD On CentOS

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

You can find more info about VSFTPD Here
In this post we will learn how to install and configure VSFTPD on CentOS.

First we will install vsftpd

[[email protected] ~]#yum install vsftpd

the above command will install VSFTPD .
the configuration file of VSFTPD will be : /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
Depending on your requirements , you can edit vsftpd.conf file to site your needs.
this allows you to lock down the users to their home directory.

chroot_local_user=YES

it’s recommended Turn on verbose vsftpd log format

log_ftp_protocol=YES

and you can find the log file at /var/log/vsftpd.log
you can allow local user to login to F.T.P by editing local_enable

local_enable=YES

will allow the local users to login to F.T.P
and if

local_enable=NO

the F.T.P will be Public
you can also control the behaviour of uploads by editing write_enable option .

write_enable=NO

will disable any form of F.T.P uploads.
Still there are many more things that can be controlled by editing vsftpd.conf .

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