How to install & configure ProFTPD FTP service on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  1. Login to your Ubuntu server with root user with your favorite SSH client
  2. Let’s first update the operating system with all the latest packages with the command

    sudo apt-get update

  1. Let’s install ProFTPD FTP service with the command

    apt-get -y install proftpd

  1. On the ProFTPD configuration screen , select the installation as “Standalone” then press TAB to move cursor to OK button and hit Enter.
  1. Wait for the installation and configuration process to be done.
  1. In order to configure the ProFTPD service edit the proftpd.conf file located at “/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf ”with your favorite editor.

    nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf

  1. In the configuration change the server name with the actual “hostname ” of the server.
  1. In order to restrict the users to their home directories uncomment the line ( remove the # sign ) that says “Default root”
  1. Save the configuration file with the command Ctrl + o hit enter and Ctrol + x .
  2. Restart the ProFTPD service with the command and you are done.

    service proftpd restart

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