New here. I am trying to install FTP (not SFTP or VSFTPD) server on ubuntu using command prompt version.

sudo apt-get install ftp

It get installed successfully. But not accessible on network when i am trying on windows browser like:


Do i have to do anything else?

  • What issues do you observe? Sep 29, 2014 at 10:54
  • ftp server does not publish over LAN
    – Sarz
    Sep 29, 2014 at 11:12

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This command:

sudo apt-get install ftp

install a ftp client, not a server. That's why, see the output of:

$apt-cache show ftp
Package: ftp
Description-en: classical file transfer client
 This is the user interface to the ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol.
 The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network
Description-md5: ce93e483dfc5fef0655f73f364b3c01c
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 5y
Task: standard, kubuntu-active, kubuntu-active
  • here i am trying to install ftp server. Whole problem is vsftpd runs fine but at client's end sh cannot transfer file gives error vsftpd server doesnt allow it.
    – Sarz
    Sep 29, 2014 at 11:15
  • I understand not your problem with 'sh cannot transfer file'. What are you exactly trying to do ?
    – Pyrophorus
    Sep 30, 2014 at 9:16

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