This tutorial is for Fedora Linux. If you are looking for setting up Pure-FTPd on FreeBSD, click here.
My client likes to send me a huge data file (More than 10GB after compressed). Since I don’t care about the security during the transfer, I decide to go with the old school technology: FTP.
Basically, I need to set up a FTP server with virtual user. In the other words, the log in used by the FTP server has nothing to do with my system login, and I can easily disable that at any time.
0.) Make sure port 21 is opened. You can update this setting in the Fedora Firewall settings.
1.) Install Pure-FTPd
sudo yum install pure-ftpd -y
2.) Create a user for Pure-FTPd, here I simply call it ftpuser.
sudo adduser ftpuser
3.) Let say, we want to create a user called guest to access the ftp server. guest is a virtual user, and its virtual home is in /home/ftpuser/guest
sudo mkdir /home/ftpuser/guest sudo chown -R ftpuser:ftpuser /home/ftpuser/ sudo chmod a+rw -R /home/ftpuser/
4.) Edit the Pure-FTPd configuration
sudo nano /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf
5.) Uncomment the following:
6.) Start the Pure-FTPd
If you want to start Pure-FTPd automatically, include this line in /etc/rc.local
7.) Create a user and add it into the Pure-FTPd database:
sudo pure-pw useradd guest -u ftpuser -d /home/ftpuser/guest/
You can also set the quota and maximum space:
1000 files, 100MB quota
pure-pw useradd guest -u ftpuser -d /home/ftpuser/guest/ -n 1000 -N 100
8.) Set the password in case you forget the enter the password:
pure-pw passwd guest
9.) Update the database: