GUI FTP Server Recommendation
This is my first attempt at using any Linux based system. This is also my first attempt at setting up an FTP server. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 10 year old desktop that I hope to use as a server for transferring files between myself and my friends who use both Windows and Mac sytems.
vsftpd installed and I think I've configured my
/etc/vsftpd.config file to require users to log on (meaning no anonymous users) and have it set up to require
SSL (whatever that means, everyone just says to do it to prevent people from sniffing your password since FTP isn't encrypted by itself). However, It would be great if someone could give me a set of layman's instructions on how to configure the server to require a user name and password to access it, since I have no idea if the configuration I have setup right now will work.
Now comes the part that I really don't understand. How do I now turn
vsftpd on and make the server start working? How do I know that it IS on? (The lack of a GUI makes all this very difficult for me.) How do I connect to the server from another computer? Is it possible to use a web browser or do I have to use a program like Filezilla to access the server?