Installing & Configuring Sandalone PROFTPD Server in Ubuntu

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This tutorial show you how to install proftpd server in Ubuntu . Proftpd is Highly configurable GPL-licensed FTP server software

How  to install  Proftpd in Ubuntu 10.x and  11.x

Answer:

 

sudo apt-get install proftpd

During installation you can choose to install as an inetd service,or a standalone server.  I read and followed the advice of installing as Standalone  server


Backup the configuration file incase you mess something up!

sudo cp /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf.original

Open the config for edit

sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf

Change your server name to whatever you like

ServerName "whatever.mydomain.com"

Uncomment the line to restrict users to their home directory

DefaultRoot ~



Save your changes and then restart the service

sudo service proftpd restart

And you can put a custom message in any folder to have it displayed when accessed

sudo nano /home/username/.message

save and exit

Now connect from windows ftp client . winscp or cuteftp or filezella


Connect and enjoy

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