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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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 can I connect to local server?

I am newbie on Ubuntu. So I am trying to learn how to implement some windows style commands in Ubuntu. In Windows as you know that in order to connect to local server remotely you just need to type in ...
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Using ncftp or other ftp command-line software to get directories

I'm transferring files from a FTP client to my ubuntu server using the terminal. I was able to upload a backup of some files that were already zipped but there are some files I need that are in a ...
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How do I disable compression in Filezilla?

Normally in Windows I can do that in Edit>Options>SFTP, but I can't find the option in Ubuntu.
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Creating a FTP server on ubuntu desktop

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 ...
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Mount ecryptfs automatically after ftp login

How can I get my ubuntu server 12.04 to automatically mount the encrypted home partition after an ftp login? It will automatically mount after an ssh login and I can then access the encrypted ...
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FTP Changes file permisions

I am trying to make changes to my website over ftp but when I save any files it changes the permissions and owner to my username. I can edit files in the same folder trough samba without changing the ...
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vsftpd - restrict users to home directory

Setup vsftpd easily If I run this config: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=NO dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES connect_from_port_20=YES ...
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WordPress asks for FTP credentials, even though owner of the whole /var/www is www-data

I'm trying to get WordPress to run on my local Ubuntu 12.10 installation. When I try to install themes/plugins, it asks me for FTP credentials. I've been trying to get this to work for 2 days now. ...
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How to share files/media online

Can someone can direct me to a how to that explains not only how to install an FTP but also how a family member on another coast can access this via online? I have setup an old computer with the ...
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Download file directly to a remote machine

Is there any possibility to download a file to some remote machine which has ftp, ssh, nfs access. What I mean is that it doesn't have to go through the machine from which the download is issued.
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Can I connect to other computers on my network using FTP?

Is there a way to connect to other computers on my home wifi network via FTP using something such as Filezilla?
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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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FTP server user adding

Im setting up a ftp server using vsftp and i need to ask it:How in the world you set your login details? Ive found on the internet a lot of guides, but all say to add users in a specific file, BUT ...
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Transferring files from OS X to an Ubuntu Server seems to not copy all the data

I have a problem (or at least I think I have a problem) that I am facing for a while an have found no solution so far - to be honest, I am not sure if it is a "real" problem at all, but I am unsure ...
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FTP client - get file in one command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I execute FTP commands on one line? I have the following FTP client conversation: variscite@variscite-desktop:~$ ftp 192.168.100.10 Connected to 192.168.100.10. ...
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Downloading big file from FTP in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

After several seconds after download starting I have message "Error while copying file.zip. There was an error copying the file into /home/user. Timeout was reached". In Ubuntu 12.04 it's ok.
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Create archive on FTP in Ubuntu 12.10

Trying create archive in Ubuntu 12.10 on FTP thought Nautilus right click Compress I got this message: Could not create the archive. You don't have permission to create an archive in this folder. In ...
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Can't connect (ssh, ftp,… timeout) to one computer on LAN (ping possible)

Since I've had a laptop (A), I've been trying to connect it with my Desktop PC (B) via router in a LAN, problem is (B) won't even answer any request aside from a ping. I've tried ssh, ftp, vnc, samba, ...
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Why is FTP file transfer from Android Phone Slow?

To transfer files from my Android phone to Ubuntu, I use an app that creates a FTP server on the phone. Copying files to Ubuntu 12.04 (same with 12.10) I get up to 260 KB/s. Copying files to Windows ...
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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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Users in vsftpd

This my example of vsftpd.conf anonymous_enable=NO pam_service_name=ftp local_enable=YES write_enable=NO anon_upload_enable=NO anon_mkdir_write_enable=NO anon_other_write_enable=NO ...
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FTP won't open a connection to client

I am running Windows server 2008 on Ubuntu server 12.04.1 via devstack and I am trying to download a file from an ftp server using the windows command line ftp client. When I run the ftp get command ...
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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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FTP Connection established…Connection timed out problem with all my sites and FTP programs?

Just few hours ago FileZilla was working fine. Then, suddenly I started to get this error: Status: Resolving address of ftp.readtypechinese.com Status: Connecting to 69.175.14.60:21... Status: ...
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HDD on a router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I access an external hard drive plugged into my router? I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS. I am using a D-Link router for our wifi here and we have connected an HDD via ...
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FTP server not able to connect outside the network on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am setting up a ftp server using vsftpd in Ubuntu. Inside my network the ftp server works perfect, but it does not work outside my network. Please help me with the ...
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Why does ftp (via dolphin and kate) require authentication every few minutes?

Why does ftp (via dolphin and kate) require authentication every few minutes on Kubuntu 12.04? It seems to work ok on one ftp server but not on another.
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A specific user is unable to log in to vsftpd

I am setting up a new user let his name be ftpguy. He has access to only one directory /var/www/xxx. I have already chowned the directory so that he has write and read privileges. The user is also ...
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Access local ftp

I was using ubuntu 10.10. I had a strange situation where I was setting up a small network all with fixed IPs. I had a NAS drive that I had enabled ftp on. when I used the connect to server menu ...
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proftpd - can I quickly add virtual users in webmin/virtualmin?

I have successfully setup proFTPd with virtual users and I can add more users quite easily from the command line by editing /etc/proftpd/ftpd.passwd. However, I need my colleagues to be able to ...
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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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Using FTP with a Shared Windows Folder

I started to use Ubuntu two weeks ago, I still have some difficulty in understanding the whole world of Linux. I'm in front of the following scenario: I have a Windows computer running 12.04 in a ...
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automate transfer of tar files over FTP

Every day I have a script making .tar files of aparticualr directory. Once every day, I would like to transfere the new tar file made that day to a remote server over FTP. I would like to make this ...
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How to open port 21?

I installed vsftpd in my Linux Server 12.04. Unfortunately my firewall closed port 20 and 21. So I used the commands found here and other commands to open my ports. But I tested with nmap and I saw ...
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connect to server from command line

In ubuntu 12.04 there is a connect to server in the global file menu. I use this to connect to my websites ftp server. Is there a command to do this from the terminal?
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How do I set up an Ubuntu FTP server?

I am very new at this, and I need help setting up an FTP server that I can connect to outside of my network. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 installed, as well as Webmin, and Vsftpd. I just need help ...
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edit ftp file via ubuntu terminal?

I'm connecting my website via $ ftp command. I want to edit some files via nano or gedit.But When I enter nano filename.php bash returns ?Invalid Command. How can i edit files via using ubuntu ...
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How do I hide other users folder?

I have used vsftpd to create and FTP server. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version. I want to show directories that are assign to that user only. For example, I have created users "a","b","c" and ...
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directory not listing on web-browser for ftp server

I have used vsftpd to create FTP server.I am using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version.the problem is that when I hit the ftp: //myservername/ on the browser it shows only Index of / Name Size Date ...
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how to hide hidden directory on ftp client

I have used vsftpd to create ftp server.I am using ubuntu 12.04 desktop version.I have issue with hidden file, When I access server through FTP client its shows all the directory including hidden ...
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Hide Directory of other users on FTP

I have used vsftpd to create ftp server of my ubuntu 12.04 desktop version. I have created too many users on ubuntu desktop.the problem is that..When I access it through FTP client with specific ...
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Scheduled backups: Local & FTP

please forgive if this has been asked/answered before, but I am an Ubuntu noob. I need to perform 2 types of backups automatically on a weekly schedule: From one local drive to another From a ...
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FTP via Nautilus - can not paste files [closed]

I set ftp-bookmarks in nautilus this way: Menu -> GoTo -> Place in input typed: ftp://username@serveradress.de after connection and mounting succeed Menu -> Bookmarks -> Add This works great in ...
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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 ...
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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How to tell which of the two FTP server running is serving an FTP request?

I was asked to reconfigure and make some order in a FTP server which is operating on Ubuntu 10.04. I have root access to the machine. When checking what server is running, I get: # ps -ef | grep ftp ...
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Why won't my FTP server let me upload?

I am using ubuntu server with FTP, and I don't have permision to upload files. I think this is because of ubuntu, How do i change the permisions of files on ubuntu server? 12.04.
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How to find Pure-FTPd version

I have installed Pure-FTPd on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Which command will give the version of the server running?
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Port 21 will not open. status is closed. forward port 21 to new domains.

I am having a problem opening port 21 on my Linux Ubuntu server. No matter what i do, i can not get my status to change from closed to open. Here is a recent iptables command i used and the result ...