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Webmin Administrator's Cookbook by Michał Karzyński

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Giving users access to your server via FTP

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most popular data exchange protocols on the Internet. FTP servers allow your users to authenticate and upload files onto your machine. This type of access does not require granting users other privileges on your server and you may restrict access over FTP to a user's home directory.

Note

Please note that FTP is a very insecure protocol, because the username and password are exchanged without encryption unless you enable TLS. If your server is running in an untrusted network, consider running SFTP instead.

How to do it...

The first step toward allowing your users to access your system via FTP is to install an FTP server daemon. We'll be using the stable and feature-rich ...

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