How to Install ProFTPD on CentOS 6

Step 1: Add the EPEL Repository


ProFTPD is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution. First, we’ll install the EPEL repository:

rpm -iUvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm


Step 2: Install ProFTPD

Warning: FTP data is insecure; traffic is not encrypted, and all transmissions are clear text (including usernames, passwords, commands, and data). Consider securing your FTP connection with SSL/TLS.

 

As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:

yum -y update


Then let’s install ProFTPD and any required packages:

yum -y install proftpd


Step 3: Configure ProFTPD

Let’s edit the configuration file for ProFTPD:

vim /etc/proftpd.conf


Change the ServerName to the hostname of your server. In the case below, ftp.thebestfakedomainnameintheworld.com is an example:

ServerName “ftp.thebestfakedomainnameintheworld.com”


Exit and save the file with the command :wq .


Restart the ProFTPD service:

service proftpd restart


Then set the ProFTPD service to start at boot:

chkconfig proftpd on

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