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Old 10-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Easy to Install FTP Server

Good Day All,

Is there a Linux FTP server that is easy and quick to install? I would also want to set how large an upload users can upload.

I would also love web access.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 10-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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iam using fedora 14 64bit
Old 10-05-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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How about proftp?
Old 10-06-2011, 12:18 AM   #4
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can you be a bit more specific.
your question is like asking
"is there a truck i can use "

debian based ?
red hat based ?
bsd based ?

as to large files ? whatdo you want ? I move around 16+ gig single images ( imaging data sets ) all the time
or do you want to move around 1+ terabit files

most if not all mainstream distros have a ftp client and server in the repos

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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vsftp is very easy to install and configure
Old 10-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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Post Serv-U

Serv-U ( has a Linux version that's tested on Fedora, Ubuntu, AMI Linux, and Mint. Plus it has a well-developed and well laid out GUI, if you prefer GUI management over terminal. It's written natively in C/C++ so it doesn't suffer from the performance losses you usually see with servers written in Java. It has a web interface that allows for transfers using HTTP/HTTPS, and in the Silver and Gold editions there's a free applet that supports multiple concurrent transfers in the browser. Finally, the Gold Edition has a remote admin console that works via the browser.

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
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If you need a really simple anonymous FTP server, you can try busybox. This should work on any Linux platform.

Create /etc/inetd.conf with the following contents:
21 stream tcp nowait root busybox ftpd /var/ftp

or (if you want to allow uploading):
21 stream tcp nowait root busybox ftpd -w /var/ftp

Now you can run "busybox inetd" to start your anonymous FTP server at port 21 located at /var/ftp

Good luck !
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vsftpd is simple

you can get more info from this page

vsftpd installation and configuration


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