Guide – How To Start – FTP Server on Ubuntu 21.04

Whether you’re transferring sensitive data or large files, or just need a reliable and efficient file transfer solution, the FTP Server on Ubuntu 21.04 is the answer

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Connection to Ubuntu 21.04 with FTP Server

  1. After purchasing and starting the VM you should know its IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).

For the VM to work, you need to open ports 21(TCP), 22(TCP), 50000-51000(TCP) in the network properties in Azure Firefall

  1. To connect to a VM, you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download
  1. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field, and click “Open” to connect.
  1. In the opened console you should enter a username and password that were specified when creating the virtual machine. 
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  1.  Install “FileZilla Client” for further connection

You can download it from the link: Download FileZilla Client for Windows (64bit x86)

  1. Run “FileZilla Client”, and enter the VM address, port, username, and password that were specified when creating the virtual machine

Click “Quickonnect”

  1. Welcome to the remote site

You have successfully connected to the server and can work with this service

The examples of the basic FTP user management commands that can be entered after connecting to the PuTTY client: 

To create a new user enter: sudo useradd -m username, where  username is the name of the new user

The changing of the password for an existing user: sudo passwd username

The deletion of the user: sudo userdel username

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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