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I am buying a VPS on Linode and have got most of my information correct on how to set things up unmanaged. One thing I wish to do on my server is serve files with FTP, such as through for a few reasons.

Do I need to install an FTP server, like vsftp and configure it to allow anonymous downloads? I am resourceful with these things but can not find the right first step in setting this up.

Thank you.

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Which distribution (or even operating system) are you using? This answer assumes CentOS 5, but I'll try to edit it if you let me know the correct one.

Install vsftpd:
yum install vsftpd

Edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and ensure the following values are set (either change them or add them as necessary):

Restart vsftpd:
/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart


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This is exactly what I needed to understand to finish this, I am running Ubuntu 10.10 but am resourceful in package managers of each one so this will be fine. Thank you! – John d. Nov 13 '10 at 2:15

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