How to Set Up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04

How to Set Up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04

About vsftpd The first two letters of vsftpd stand for “very secure”…

How to Set Up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04
How to Set Up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04

About vsftpd

The first two letters of vsftpd stand for “very secure” and the program was built to have strongest protection against possible FTP vulnerabilities.

Step One – Install vsftpd

You can quickly install vsftpd on your server in the command line:

sudo apt-get install vsftpd
Once the file finishes downloading, the VSFTP will be on your server. Generally speaking, it is already configured with a reasonable amount of security. However, it does provide access on your Server to anonymous users.

Step Two – Configure vsftpd

Once vsftpd is installed, you can adjust the configuration.

Open up the configuration file:

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf
The biggest change you need to make is to switch the Anonymous_enable from YES to NO:

anonymous_enable=NO

How to Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for Ubuntu 12.04

How to Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for Ubuntu 12.04

About SSL Certificates A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a…

How to Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for Ubuntu 12.04
How to Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for Ubuntu 12.04

About SSL Certificates

A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site’s information and create a more secure connection. Additionally, the certificate can show the server’s identification information to site visitors. Certificate Authorities can issue SSL certificates that verify the server’s details while a self-signed certificate has no 3rd party corroboration.

What the Red Means

The lines that the user needs to enter or customize will be in red in this tutorial!

The rest should mostly be copy-and-pastable.

Set Up

The steps in this tutorial require the user to have root privileges on the server.

Additionally, you need to have apache already installed and running on your server.
If this is not the case, you can download it with this command:

sudo apt-get install apache2