Running FTP server on unlix-like OS: ProFTPD server

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Running FTP server on unlix-like OS: ProFTPD server

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet or local nets. There are various ftp-services tou can run at your server among then proftpd, vsftpd, Pure-FTPd, ftpd(native, basic built-in service) and other. I used to run ProFTPD on my servers.

ProFTPD (short for Pro FTP daemon) is free and open-source software server, compatible to Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows (via Cygwin). Along with vsftpd and Pure-FTPd, ProFTPD is among the most popular FTP servers in UNIX-like environments. ProFTPD provides simplicity, speed or security and flexibility. Primary design goal is to be a highly feature rich FTP server, exposing a large amount of configuration options.

ProFTPD can be easily installed on FreeBSD (via ports), Debian/Ubuntu (via apt-get), CentOS (via yum).



Debian, Ubuntu:

After installation ‘proftpd.conf’ will be created. Here next example. Core features: hide server version, allow login user without valid shell (sure, you do not create users for your web projects with valid shell 🙂 ), limit timeout, etc…