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I would like to make a FTP server on a ubuntu desktop. I am unable to make a ubuntu server install for various reasons, but would like to make a small FTP server, so I can connect to it from my router and the internet.

I would also like to run a minecraft server on it, is that possible?

Thank-you in advance.

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Regular FTP or sFTP? (Regular ancient FTP uses plain text passwords - Not recommended). – Hennes Dec 17 '12 at 1:34

ftp server can have either anonymous or user authenticated. Check put this Official Ubuntu wiki page for ftp server. Also visit this tutorial for step by step guide.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – David Foerster Mar 27 '15 at 10:52

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