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

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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:


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

 Save and Exit

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.

Thank You

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