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vsftpd, which stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon”, is an FTP server for Unix-like systems, including Linux. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. It supports IPv6 and SSL. Since version 2.0.7 vsftpd supports explicit and implicit FTPS.




Despite being small for purposes of speed and security, many more complicated FTP setups are achievable with vsftpd! By no means an exclusive list, vsftpd will handle:

  • Virtual IP configurations
  • Virtual users
  • Standalone or inetd operation
  • Powerful per-user configurability
  • Bandwidth throttling
  • Per-source-IP configurability
  • Per-source-IP limits
  • IPv6
  • Encryption support through SSL integration
  • and more ………………..

vsftpd is the default FTP server in some Linux distributions.

this installation should be working for al debian based distribution or Debian , or mint ..

install vsftpd with this command:

 $sudo  apt-get  install  vsftpd 

Change the setting as the following.

# If you allow anonymous login then


# If you do not allow anonymous login then


# Users are allowed to walk around at his directory only


Restart vsFTPd.

sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

Now connect to the ftp server host via the command line .

$ftp   ip-adress or  hostname

of via ftp gui client

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