Can you recommend me a good FTP server for ubuntu 9 64bit and also how to install it?

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apt-get install pure-ftpd

conf files will be in /etc/pure-ftpd/


Also vsftpd is very easy to install.

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Ubuntu - FTP Server


sudo useradd ftpuser
sudo passwd ftpuserpassword

The path for the user will be /home/ftpuser. If you need to change it edit /etc/passwd.

To configure vsftpd to authenticate system users and allow them to upload files edit /etc/vsftpd.conf:


Now restart vsftpd:

sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

  • I've installed vsftpd but I don't know how do add users and assign them a path to a directory! Can you help me?
    – Uffo
    Mar 7, 2010 at 22:24
  • doesn't this make every local user an ftp user, and by default, when not using ftps, this is insecure cause the password and username get sent in plain text which could later be used to access the server unless the user is chrooted?
    – wag2639
    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:00
  • FTP is insecure, that's a known fact. If you look at the guide I linked, you can enable ssl + restrict users and lock them in their home directories.
    – Jindrich
    Mar 8, 2010 at 6:13

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