Posted on November 10, 2010November 19, 2016 by jonInstalling & Configuring PROFTPD FTP Service on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 01 # Install proftpd 02 sudo apt-get install proftpd 03 04 # During installation you can choose to install as an inetd service, 05 # or a standalone server. I read and followed the advice of installing 06 # as an inetd service since I won't have many users. 07 08 # Backup the configuration file incase you mess something up! 09 sudo cp /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf.original 10 11 # Open the config for edit 12 sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf 13 14 # Change your server name to whatever you like 15 ServerName "whatever.mydomain.com" 16 17 # Uncomment the line to restrict users to their home directory 18 DefaultRoot ~ 19 20 # Uncomment the large block of commented code at the end of the 21 # config to enable anonymous user access 22 <Anonymous ~ftp> 23 ... 24 </Anonymous> 25 26 # Save your changes and then restart the service 27 sudo service proftpd restart 28 29 # You can modify your welcome message at 30 sudo nano /home/ftp/welcome.msg 31 32 # And you can put a custom message in any folder to have it 33 # displayed when accessed 34 sudo nano /home/johndoe/.message 35 36 # That's it! Connect from any FTP client. Be careful of your file permissions 37 # if you decide to create custom FTP users and change there home directories 38 # to a fileshare or something.