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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Installing and configuring the FTP service

While there are several modern and very secure network file sharing technologies, the good old File Transfer Protocol (FTP) remains one of the most widely used and popular protocols to share and transfer files between computers. There are a number of different FTP servers available in the Linux world. In this recipe, you will learn how to install and configure very secure FTP daemon (vsftpd), which is a well-known FTP server solution that supports a wide range of features and enables you to upload and distribute large files across a local network and the Internet. Here, we will show how to install the vsftpd daemon and provide some basic settings with the main goal being to increase the security of the ...

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