Linux 101: Vsftp Service Configuration Tutorial

I am reposting this tutorial for future’s reference.

Also, to check if vsftpd service is running or not, you can use


shell>service --status-all | grep vsftpd

And to control vsftpd service, you can use

shell>/etc/init.d/vsftpd start
shell>/etc/init.d/vsftpd stop
shell>/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

And to make vsftpd automatically start everytime system is rebooted, you can run

shell>chkconif vsftpd on

In addittion, it is recommended that you set up a dedicated ftp user account whoes SSH connection is denied and to do so:

shell>useradd ftp_user
shell>passwd ftp_user
shell>usermod -s /sbin/nologin ftp_user

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