File transfer protocol is a method of transferring data over a network. On Ubuntu, FTP may be used in both GUI (though FTP clients) and CLI (through, e.g., the sftp command) modes.

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Basic Ubuntu FTP Server

I would like to setup a basic FTP server on my Ubuntu Server install. I have been playing with VSFTPD, but am having issues getting the server to allow me to create directories and copy files. I ...
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How do I temporarily run an FTP server?

In the world of Ubuntu, it seems you either always run an FTP server or you never do. Perhaps I'm the first network analyst who's needed to flash a Cisco, Checkpoint or Nokia image using Ubuntu... I ...
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Nicer FTP client than FileZilla?

FileZilla is really kind of "meh," when it comes to user interface. I'm wondering if there's something simpler/cleaner/slicker out there?
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How to Setup FTP to use in locally hosted wordpress

I have installed wordpress on my ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition and I am trying to install plugin from the browser (I know I can drop it to the wp-content/plugin but I want to do it via the web browser ...
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FTP connection problems in Nautilus

I have no trouble connecting to my FTP server by going to Places->Connect to server... I can then browse the FTP site to my heart's content with Nautilus for a few minutes. After a few minutes of ...
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Remote administration of a server?

I'm going to install a ubuntu server to provide email, ftp and maybe webserver services too. I dont want to install a gui for the server, but I'd like to administrate it remotely. I was thinking in ...
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Can I connect to Ubuntu One via FTP?

Is there any way i can connect to my account via FTP (gFTP)? wget would help? I tried connecting via HTTPS and FTP (one.ubuntu.com) with my e-mail and password (launchpad's) and didn't work. I just ...
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How do I install a FTP Server?

How to configure FTP server in my Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04.What to install and how to configure.
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What is the mount point for an FTP server opened in nautilus?

My question is what is the mount point in nautilus opening ftp server (example: ctrl + L ftp://ftpserver.com) like DVD/CD was in /media/Optical, or Pendrive was on /media/Mypendrive for example. I ...
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How to download a whole FTP site using command line?

I need to download an FTP site (a web site source code actually) containing a very high quantity of relatively small files (downloading it with FileZilla took more than a day, but I believe it could ...
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How to create a user for ftp server?

I'm using vsftpd. I need an ftp server for my web server, I can login under my account of course, but I can't do the main thing it's meant for and add/edit/remove files in my var/www directory. ...
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how to sync ftp folder with local folder?

I have a local folder, and I would like to sync it a folder on a web server via FTP . what is the best way to accomplish this? I would prefer to be able to do this via terminal, so that I can just ...
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Default file permissions for php user www-data

I have a php installed on my ubuntu machine. The web root is /var/www I set the permissions for this folder like so: sudo chown -R ftpuser:www-data /var/www ftpuser is the user I set up so I ...
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How to enable a user to login through FTP?

I have installed vsftp on Ubuntu 10.10. I want to give the user FTP login privilage .
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Prevent temporally suspend/hibernate from script?

Is there any way to prevent temporally suspend/hibernate from a script? I want the screen to enter in powersave mode when appropriate, but the computer doesn't stop. Caffeine doesn't allow this: it ...
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How to configure FTP server?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 as ftp server, when I upload file using Filezilla client, I always got "550 Permission denied". How to configure my server?
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How do I execute FTP commands on one line?

This is what I'm doing when I log into a FTP: ftp user:password@server ftp: user:password@server: Unknown host ftp> echo HELLO WORLD! ftp> quit I'd like to do a one-line FTP command... ftp ...
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Use Linux commands on windows directories through ssh

Since I'm stuck with windows at work. I'd like to use a Ubuntu Server machine which i access through SSH from a windows machine to manipulate files on the windows machine. I've been moving files up ...
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Configuring Permissions for FTP and Apache

I have a web server (Apache2) that i access with FileZilla. On my web server i have a dir /home/admin/www that i binded to /var/www. So i can access it with FTP. This works perfect! But everytime ...
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how to change vsftpd default port?

so here's the deal. I have vsftpd installed and am looking to change the default port to something other than 21. I've checked /etc/vsftpd.conf and can't find a setting to change the default port. I'm ...
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Is there an FTP client (GUI) that will let me search for text inside files?

I've inherited a huge joomla website (hundreds of nested folders and thousands of files.) I need to be able to find a specific piece of code, but have no idea which file it's in. Is there a GUI FTP ...
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Is there an easy way to set up a home FTP server?

I have more then one computer at home, and I would really like if I could set up a home FTP server to access all of the files? The WiFi router is connected to a PC that runs Ubuntu 12.10 and files ...
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How to mount a network drive?

I'm trying to set-up a home file server. I'm thinking about just setting it up as an FTP server, no particular reason other than I'm familiar with FTP and samba tends to be very frustrating. ...
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Can I access my Ubuntu One account via FTP?

Can I access my Ubuntu One account via FTP? if so, how? I want to use my backup script to send to my account on ubuntu one.
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Automatic ftp transfer like Fling?

I'm a web-developer, I'm using win7, but now I want to try ubuntu, I want to ask if is on the ubuntu any software which automatically upload the folder content to the server. For example if I save a ...
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How to create a new ftp user?

I have 10.04 32bit dedicated server. just installed 10min ago. I need to create ftp and ssh accounts. I used to use cpanel in my old server. Are there any free panel? or how can I create ftp ...
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How do I crate a virtual ftp user with preseted password using ftpasswd and bash

Hello command line gurus, I've created an ftp user like this: ftpasswd --passwd --name webftp --uid 33 --home /var/www --shell /bin/false What I like to do is to create the same user with a ...
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Keep original timestamps of files downloaded with nautilus

Is there a way to keep the original file date when downloading from server with nautilus ftp? Like it is now, the file has as date / time the downloaded date / time and not the one in the server?
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Accesing ftp files through terminal?

After connecting to a local ftp server, how can I acces the files through the terminal?Thanks in advance.
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How to mount FTP resources with fstab when connection is available?

I'd like to automount an FTP folder using curlftpfs putting in fstab a row like: curlftpfs#user:pwd@myhost:port/folder/ /mnt/mymountfolder fuse allow_other,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0022,_netdev 0 0 ...
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DBus error when accessing FTP from Nautilus

I always get this error when I click on a FTP bookmark in Nautilus: "DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs: Mountpoint Already registered" When I click a second time it works (not ...
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vsftpd installation not working on virtual server as of 14.04

The process I have used for installing vsftpd since 12.04 no longer works. I get the error stop: Unknown instance when restarting the service. I believe this means the configuration is wrong, but I ...
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How to create an FTP account for one folder?

I have a folder: /srv/ftp_folder How would one go about setting up an FTP account with upload/download for that folder only with no other access?
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HTTP(S) based file server

I've got a server running Ubuntu 10.04. I've already gotten openssh for ssh and sftp on it. I've been looking for a web-based (http, or preferably https) file server, perhaps a web-front-end to an ...
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FTP to my Ubuntu machine kills my network

I'm having a problem transferring files between my Ubuntu server and other machines with FTP. Basically, if I initiate an FTP request from my Ubuntu to my Mac, it works fine. But if I make a request ...
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FTPS client, preferably integrated in Nautilus?

I like Nautilus for FTP/WebDAV, but how to use it with an FTPS server? When I enter ftps:// Nautilus says Don't recognize this file server type. Is there any plugin? Or something as quick and ...
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Configure vsftpd to chown uploaded files

I have vsftpd up and running on my Ubuntu server. This is a development server and I want to be able to FTP my code directly to the directory which Apache is serving out. As most of you know, ...
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How to make nautilus' FTP connections stay live for longer times? [closed]

I use Nautilus FTP connections (I think it's gvfs) for all FTP transfers I do and since I do many per day, I'd like to have them all kept alive, but they disconnect after like a minute. I think some ...
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Is FTP accesible outside SSH while using FTP-SSH

I'm trying to set up FTP over SSH, and I did set up the SSH server, but FileZilla keeps saying "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server" which I take to mean that I need to set up an ftp server on ...
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Install FTP server with support for virtual users

I'm trying to install an FTP server on Ubuntu 11.04. I've installed vsftpd, but I had no success in getting it to work with virtual users. I want to be able to have give fake users and direct them to ...
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Need ProFTPd to follow symbolic link

I have 2 folder: /var/www/project1/ /var/www/repository/module/ and I have this symbolic link: /var/www/project1/module/News => /var/www/repository/module/News I know the target is outside the ...
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How to give a specific user access only to a specific folder and its contents?

I used adduser <name> and created a new user, andrew. Now I want to give him read/write access only to /var/www/sitename.com and its contents. How am I supposed to do this? I tried sudo ...
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GUI FTP Server Recommendation

Every time I try to setup an FTP server with user account, I get into troubles. Is there some FTP server with GUI that I can set it up easily? Is there any good and working tutorial for setting up an ...
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How to set NetBeans as a default editor in FileZilla

When I open any php, html, or css files FileZilla opens them in GEdit. Instead I would like FileZilla to open them in NetBeans 7.3. I would like to set NetBeans as the default editor in FileZilla. ...
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Bulk upload via FTP is interrupted after approx. 50 files

1. The problem: Series upload of 100 or more files via FTP is interrupted. Behavior irregular. On a new PC from 2011, Ubuntu just installed. No other problem with Ubuntu. Fast browser action and ...
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How do I establish an FTP connection from Windows to Ubuntu Server?

I have a LAMP web-server on Ubuntu 11.10, working perfectly. But now I want to develop my website from a Windows 7 system in the same network. I want to set up an FTP connection to Ubuntu so I can ...
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How to setup a file server over the Internet?

I would like to be able to access the files in my desktop at home from anywhere over the Internet. I don't know much, but I think that would involve setting up a FTP server, right? Can you please ...
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Having permission problems with XAMPP

I installed xampp with no problems, and then ran the command to set security. Apparently setting security locks you out of the directories even at the file system level, not just via FTP - when I look ...
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How do I get my files from my Windows machine to my Ubuntu web server for development?

My Win8 machine has Dreamweaver etc. installed. This devices is mainly used for development. Instead of saving the files to a shared, hosted server I wanted to save and test them locally first and ...
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How do I set up FTP on localhost?

On my old machine (back on Lucid!) I used XAMPP for local dev work. XAMPP installed everything for you, including setting up FTP to your localhost (/var/www) directory, since permissions don't allow ...