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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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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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 virtual users for vsftpd with access to a specific sub directory?

I need to be able to add a virtual users to vsftpd that only have access to a sub folder. The reason why I want to use virtual users is I only want to have 1 real user on the server. The FTP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How is the authenticity of Ubuntu updates verified?

I couldn't find much info on the security of Ubuntu (and Linux in general) update verification/security. The connection appears to be plain ftp. but the packages are signed using a private key and ...
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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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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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How can I load the `vsftpd` daemon at system-boot, but have it “start” in a “stopped” state?

Because I only occasionally need to run an ftp server (vsftpd, in my case), I would prefer to just have it fully active only when the need arises. This suggests two possibilities to me, but I don'...
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Configuration of iptables (verfication, actives services, allow FTP)

I’m experimenting with IPT's (iptables) in Xubuntu. First experimentation wato allow all OUTPUT traffic and block all INPUT except already existing TCP connections can somebody verify if these are ...
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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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vsftpd: 530 Login incorrect

I can't get vsfptd working on Ubuntu 12.04. my vsftpd.conf file looks like this, and I try to connect with a local user: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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VSFTPD not working

I followed instructions and other instructions too but because it is not user-friendly, the ftp server is not working. # This option specifies the location of the RSA key to use for SSL # encrypted ...
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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 setup VSFTPD for multiple users including adding specific directories

I wish to configure vsftpd in 11.10 so that when a user connects he is shown or redirected to a specific folder. The name of the folder is not related to the user or home folder. It is related to a ...
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How to grant access to a folder which resides in a folder owned by another group

Situation: Group A requires access to /path/to/dir/foo to upload files through ssh or ftp, but the directory in question: /path/to/dir/foo is owned by group B (if you'd like: /path is recursively ...
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Backing up to FTP server takes 8 hours

When trying to backup using deja dup to an FTP server, I find it takes about eight hours to backup what little I have in my home directory. This is a laptop, and so I have only had the time to have it ...
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quick-and-dirty file sharing on a LAN

I have a rather large file(s), which I'd like to share between two Linux boxes on the same network. I'm somewhat familiar with scp, but how do I configure it on the host? That is, how does the host ...
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FTP Permissions read but not write

I made a personal FTP server on an old laptop but when I connect I can only read/download no upload. How do I change this? Thanks for the help in advance I am use vsftpd
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How to associate keyfile with a site on filezilla

Initially, I had a problem with creating a site within filezilla as I needed to use a private key to login to the server but there was no option listed for logging in with a keyfile. As per this ...
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Setup FTP (vsftpd is not running)

--UPDATE-- I've noticed that my problem is because for some reason vsftpd does not run. Even when I tell it to run via "service vsftpd start". It says the process is running on some PID, but when I ...
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After Permission & Ownership Changes system starts giving me errors

All problems started when I changed ownership and permission with gksu nautilus from the ETC and SBIN folder after realizing what I have done I followed some online threads I've put back chmod and ...
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is there any way to change ssh or vnc config using ftp?

I have a remote server which I can't access physically, for the last couple of weeks I could connect to it using both FTP protocol and VNC remote desktop. I changed the "Desktop Sharing" Program in ...
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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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Does the Ubuntu type Desktop versus Server matter when installing one of the FTP's?

First I did ps -aux | grep ftp and did not find a running ftp of any kind. I'm interested in turning up an FTP service on my Ubuntu 15.04 running on my laptop. I am aware of ftp, sftp, and vsftpd ...
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How can I make apt-mirror to save repositories files on router-provided ftp server?

I have an external HDD connected to my WRT1900AC router, which has built-in ftp support. The ftp access is user and password protected. I would like to use apt-mirror to download the Ubuntu ...