Chapter 23. FTP

Chapter 23. FTP

23.1. The File Transport Protocol
23.1.1. Multiple Ports, Multiple Modes
23.2. FTP Servers
23.2.1. vsftpd
23.3. Files Installed with vsftpd
23.4. Starting and Stopping vsftpd
23.4.1. Starting Multiple Copies of vsftpd
23.5. vsftpd Configuration Options
23.5.1. Daemon Options
23.5.2. Log In Options and Access Controls
23.5.3. Anonymous User Options
23.5.4. Local User Options
23.5.5. Directory Options
23.5.6. File Transfer Options
23.5.7. Logging Options
23.5.8. Network Options
23.6. Additional Resources
23.6.1. Installed Documentation
23.6.2. Useful Websites

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the oldest and most commonly used protocols found on the Internet today. Its purpose is to reliably transfer files between computer hosts on a network without requiring the user to log directly into the remote host or have knowledge of how to use the remote system. It allows users to access files on remote systems using a standard set of simple commands.

This chapter outlines the basics of the FTP protocol, as well as configuration options for the primary FTP server shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, vsftpd.


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