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Configuring Vsftpd FTP Server on CentOS

You can configure vsftpd FTP Server on CentOS by following these instructions:

  1. The default vsftpd configuration file is /etc/vsftpd/.conf. You need to edit this file using a text editor such as VI using the following command:
    $ sudo vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
  2. To allow local users to log in via ftp, add the following line to the vsftpd configuration file:
  3. If you would like to allow users to upload files, add the following:
  4. For security you may restrict local users to their home directories. To do that, add the following to the file:
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Restart vsftpd service using the following command:
    $ sudo service vsftpd restart
  7. In order to ensure that vsftpd runs at boot, run chkconfig:
    chkconfig vsftpd on

Congratulations, you have configured vsftpd FTP Server on CentOS.

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