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How to Install FTP on CentOS 7 and access server via Filezilla Client

Step 1.  Login to your server via SSH Putty

Step 2.  Install the vsftp (Very Secure File Trasnfer Protocol) Package :

 # yum install vsftpd -y  

Step 3. Open the configuration file of vsftp server and disable anonymous access by default ftp is set to anonymous access:

 # vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf 

Change the following values to the value shown below:

 anonymous_enable=NO 

Add the following parameters in the end of the file. these two parameters will provide security to your ftp server.

 chroot_local_user=YES
allow_writeable_chroot=YES
 Save and Exit
:wq

Step 4.  Create user for ftp access

useradd ftpuser 
passwd ftpuser 

Step 5.  Start and enable the service

systemctl start vsftpd 

systemctl enable vsftpd 

Step 6.  Apply the firewall rule

 # firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-service=ftp  
 # firewall-cmd –reload 

Step 7. Set selinux boolean on “ftpd_full_access”

setsebool -P ftpd_full_access on 

Step 8.  Open Filezilla Client 

Step 9.  type in your login details as follows:
Your_server_ip in ‘Host’
ftp_username in ‘Username’
ftp_password in ‘Password’
SSH_port in ‘Port’
And hit ‘Quickconnect’

Step 10.  You have now connected to your server.

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