How to install PROFTPD on RHEL 8

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Muhammad Nabeel
Muhammad Nabeel
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ProFTPD (Pro FTP daemon) is an FTP server. ProFTPD is Free and open-source software, compatible with Unix-like systems. Along with vsftpd and Pure-FTPd, ProFTPD is among the most popular FTP servers in Unix-like environments today. Compared to those, which focus e.g. on simplicity, speed or security, ProFTPD’s primary design goal is to be a highly feature rich FTP server, exposing a large amount of configuration options to the user. By following below instruction you will learn that how to intsall PROFTPD on RHEL 8 server.

STEP 1:
Install epel release on RHEL 8

We must install EPEL Repository so we can install PROFTPD with all dependencies.

Use below commands, download epel rpm and install it using dnf command.

# cd /tmp

# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
ls *.rpm

# dnf install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm -y

STEP 2:
Download Necessary Packages for PROFTPD

Use below commands to download and install GeoIP daemon

# wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/Packages/GeoIP-1.5.0-13.el7.x86_64.rpm


# dnf install GeoIP-1.5.0-13.el7.x86_64.rpm -y

Use below commands to download and install tcp_wrappers-libs

# wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/Packages/tcp_wrappers-libs-7.6-77.el7.x86_64.rpm

# dnf install tcp_wrappers-libs-7.6-77.el7.x86_64.rpm -y

STEP 3:
Now PROFTPD is ready to install just use below command and install it.

# dnf install proftpd -y

STEP 4:
Enable FTP ports in Firewall

# firewall-cmd --add-service=ftp --permanent --zone=public
# firewall-cmd --reload

STEP 5:
Create FTP user

Command to create user (where osradar can be replaced with any name you want)

# useradd  osradar

 

Command to set password for user osradar

# passwd osradar

STEP 6:
Start PROFTPD service and Enable to automatically start on boot

# systemctl start proftpd

# systemctl enable proftpd

STEP 7:
Connect FTP user from FileZilla Client software.

Use your server host-name OR IP
Your FTP username
Your FTP Password

 

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