Guide – How To Start – FTP Server Extended on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

The File Transfer Protocol is a reliable and proven protocol for uploading or downloading files to a remote server. 

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Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The guide on how to work with FTP Server Extended on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  1. Install PuTTY. You can download PuTTY from the link – Launch PuTTY.
  2. In the “Host Name” field, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Open”.
  1. In the window that appears, click Accept.
  1. Enter the username and password that was used to create the virtual machine.

(If you enter a password, it will not be displayed.)

  1. To create a new user, enter the command 

sudo addsftpuser and press “Enter”

  1. Next, you need to come up with your own “Username” and “Password”. Also enter “Repeat password” and press “Enter”

Important: When entering a password for security reasons, it will not be displayed, also password has to be a maximum of 8 characters. If you enter a password with more than 8 characters, it will be shortened. While entering a password in the ftp client, only the first 8 characters will be taken.

  1.  Now for further connection you need to install “FileZilla Client”

You can download it from the link:

  1. In the “Host” field, enter the IP of your VM

In the “Username” and “Password” fields, enter the data that you entered when creating a new user (see paragraph 7)

In the “Port” field enter 22

And click “Quickconnect”

  1. The examples of the basic ftp user management commands that can be entered after connecting in the PuTTY client: 

The changing of the password for an existing user:

> sudo passwd username

The deletion of user:

> sudo delsftpuser

The blocking of user account: (works only for password login)

> sudo usermod -L username

The unblocking of user account:(works only for password login)

> sudo usermod -U username

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