Configuring vsFTPd on Debian and Ubuntu

vsftpd means “Very Secure” FTP Daemon. This is a kind of lightweight FTP server. Commands to help you install and configure require superuser privileges.


To install vsftpd, you must enter the following command:

apt-get install vsftpd


First you need to open the configuration file using your text editor. This example uses vim

vim /etc/vsftpd.conf

vsftpd allows anonymous users to access the server by default. This feature is considered a serious security vulnerability. To disable, you must enter an anonymous login by changing the following line:


To enable local login, uncomment the following:


The following command enables the download:


Next, you need to save the file and close the text editor. Then run vsftpd as a daemon:

service vsftpd start

This step is final in order to enter the FTP server from your local computer.

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