How To Install And Configure VSFTPD? Linux

VSFTPD is a Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon and is one of the most secure FTP available.  Install And Configure VSFTPD is used as the default FTP server in Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL Linux distros etc.

It is authorized under the GNU General Public License and is secure, fast and stable.

  1. Installation

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

  1. Configuration – To begin with the install And Configure VSFTPD, open the vsftpd.conf file by typing

sudonano /etc/vsftpd.conf

  1. Disable anonymous login and allow local users to write by changing the config file

anonymous_enable=NO

  1. The following lines allow local users to log in and allow the users to write to the directory

local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES

    Chroot users –There are multiple options available for chrooting users. Search “chroot_local_users” and select one of these as per your needs:

chroot_local_user=YES
chroot_list_enable=NO

The above will chroot all the users.
chroot_local_user=NO
chroot_list_enable=YES

To allow a list of users with chroot, you will need to create a file /etc/vsftpd.chroot_list with a list of usernames that you want to chroot.
chroot_local_user=YES
chroot_list_enable=YES

  1. Allow and Deny users from Logging – To deny particular users from login, add the following lines to the file. Create a file called install And Configure VSFTPD.denied_users and add the denied users to it by adding one user per line.

userlist_deny=YES
userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd.denied_users

  1. Create a file vsftpd.allowed_users and add all the usernames, one per line that needs to be allowed.

list_deny=NO
userlist_enable=YES
userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd.allowed_users

  1. To apply the above settings just close your config file and type:

sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

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