How To Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20

Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FTP Server on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files to and from a remote network. The most common FTP server software for Manjaro is the vsftpd package, which stands for “very secure FTP daemon.” It’s the default FTP package for Manjaro, and most other Linux distributions as well.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the FTP Server on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).

Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Installing the FTP server on Manjaro 20.

The vsftpd package is available in the Manjaro repositories. To install it, execute the following commands:

sudo pacman -S vsftpd

Step 3. Configure the FTP server.

The vsftpd server configuration is stored in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file.

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

Edit the following lines as below, uncommenting them by removing any preceding hashes # as required:

anonymous_enable=NO
local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
local_umask=022

Save and close the file when done then restart vsftpd service:

sudo systemctl restart vsftpd

Step 4. Create FTP User.

Now create a new user that we will use to log into FTP. In this example, we will create a new user called ranty:

useradd -g ftp -d /srv/http -s /sbin/nologin ranty
passwd ratna

Step 5. Test the FTP server on Manjaro.

To test the FTP connection, you will need to install an FTP client in the same or a separate system from where you want to access the FTP server. In our case, we are using FileZilla as an FTP client.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FTP Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of FTP Server on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official vsftpd website.

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