FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. FTP is used to transfer files from one computer to another on a network, usually over the internet. FTP is just one of the many different forms of cloud storage technology, but it is also a simple one that you can easily set up on your own computer.
In this post, we will see how to enable FTP service or daemon on a CentOS/RHEL/Fedora system.
CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6
In CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6, FTP service is provided by the vsftpd daemon. vsftpd stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon” and is an FTP server for Unix-like systems. It supports IPv6 and SSL, as well as explicit and implicit FTPS. The vsftpd daemon provides a standalone service, and it is not controlled by xinetd. To provide FTP service, follow these steps:
1. Install the vsftpd package:
# yum -y install vsftpd
2. Configure the vsftpd service to be started when the system boots and start the service:
# chkconfig vsftpd on # service vsftpd start