CrossFTP is a powerful FTP and Amazon S3 client for file transfer across different platforms. CrossFTP Server is a versatile and secure FTP server that is designed to provide an easy-to-use interface for file sharing and transfer over a network. In this article, we will discuss how to install and configure CrossFTP Server on Linux RHEL 7.
- A Linux RHEL 7 server with root privileges
- A static IP address assigned to the server
Step 1: Install Java
CrossFTP Server requires Java to be installed on the system. Run the following command to check if Java is already installed:
If Java is not installed, run the following command to install OpenJDK:
yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk
Step 2: Download and Install CrossFTP Server
Visit the official CrossFTP Server website and download the latest version of the server software for Linux. Once the download is complete, extract the archive to a directory of your choice.
tar xzf crossftpserver-1.17.4.tar.gz
Change to the extracted directory and run the following command to start the installation process:
sudo sh install.sh
Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation process.
Step 3: Configure CrossFTP Server
Once the installation is complete, navigate to the installation directory and open the crossftpserver.ini file in a text editor.
sudo nano crossftpserver.ini
In the configuration file, you can set the FTP port, SSL/TLS settings, user accounts, and other server settings. Here are some example settings you can modify:
listen_port = 21
ssl_enabled = true
anonymous_enable = false
max_login_attempts = 3
max_clients = 100
Save the configuration file and exit the text editor.
Step 4: Start CrossFTP Server
To start the CrossFTP Server, run the following command:
sudo service crossftpserver start
To check the status of the server, run:
sudo service crossftpserver status
If the server is running, you should see the following output:
crossftpserver.service - CrossFTP Server
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/crossftpserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2022-04-25 10:12:53 EDT; 5s ago
Main PID: 1234 (crossftpserver)
1234 /opt/crossftpserver/crossftpserver start
Step 5: Configure Firewall
To allow FTP connections through the firewall, you need to open the FTP port (default 21). Run the following commands to open the port using firewall-cmd:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=21/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 6: Connect to CrossFTP Server
To connect to CrossFTP Server, use an FTP client and enter the server's IP address, username, and password. You can also use a web browser to access the server's web interface by entering the IP address and port number (default 8080) in the address bar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured CrossFTP Server on Linux RHEL 7.
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