Linux FTP Server : Basic of FTP server

What is FTP?

FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests,FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. It is a standard network protocol based on TCPFTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the quickest and easiest way to transfer images and other files to and from your account.

With FTP you can easily transfer lots of files (images, web pages, even a whole site!) from your computer to your Web Hosting account and the Internet — making it a convenient tool for building and managing your site.

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used as one of the most common means of copying files between servers over the Internet. Most web based download sites use the built in FTP capabilities of web browsers and therefore most server oriented operating systems usually include an FTP server application as part of the software suite.

Type of FTP:

From a networking perspective, the two main types of FTP are active and passive. In active FTP, the FTP server initiates a data transfer connection back to the client. For passive FTP, the connection is initiated from the FTP client.

From a user management perspective there are also two types of FTP: regular FTP in which files are transferred using the username and password of a regular user FTP server, and anonymous FTP in which general access is provided to the FTP server using a well known universal login method.

Installation of FTP:

# yum install ftp

Troubleshooting of FTP

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