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Install VSFTPD on CentOS 8 and RHEL 8

VSFTPD or very secure FTP daemons an FTP server for Unix-like systems, including Linux. vsftpd is an Open Source FTP server. VSFTPD main design goal is to be a highly recommendable FTP server, provides a large amount of configuration options to the users .Its very easy to install on cent OS. In following article I will provide you the complete details of installing VSFTPD.

Use following command to install VSFTPD.

dnf install vsftpd -y

once its installed check the status of vsftpd service by using following command.

systemctl status vsftpd

As you can see currently its service is inactive.

Now use following command to start its service.

systemctl start vsftpd

Now run following command again to check vsftpd service status.

systemctl status vsftpd

To Enable automatically start on boot time use following command.

systemctl enable vsftpd

Now enable FTP ports in Firewall.

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=ftp --zone=public

Now run following command so, that firewall changes can take its effect.

firewall-cmd --reload

FTP User:

You can create a user by following command.

useradd osgrove

To set password on this user use following command.

passwd osgrove

Connect FTP user from FileZilla Client software.

Use your server host-name OR IP
Your FTP username
Your FTP Password

That’s about it.




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