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How to Install and Configure FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 7

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How to Install and Configure FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 7

FileZilla Server is a free, open-source FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server that allows users to upload, download, and manage files over a network. In this article, we will guide you on how to install and configure FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 7.

Step 1: Installing FileZilla Server

To install FileZilla Server on RHEL 7, follow these steps:

  1. Open your terminal and log in as a root user.

  2. Update your system by running the following command:

    yum update
  3. Install FileZilla Server by running the following command:

    yum install filezilla-server

Step 2: Configuring FileZilla Server

Once the installation is complete, it's time to configure FileZilla Server. Follow these steps:

  1. Open FileZilla Server by running the following command:

    filezilla-server
  2. Go to Edit > Settings and then click on the "Passive mode settings" tab.

  3. Enter your server's external IP address in the "Use the following IP" field.

  4. Click on the "Users" tab and then click on the "Add" button to create a new user.

  5. Enter the user's details such as username, password, and home directory.

  6. Once you've added the user, click on the "Shared folders" tab and then click on the "Add" button to add a shared folder.

  7. Enter the folder's details such as name, path, and access permissions.

  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for each user and shared folder you want to add.

Step 3: Starting FileZilla Server

After configuring FileZilla Server, it's time to start it. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your terminal and log in as a root user.

  2. Start FileZilla Server by running the following command:

    filezilla-server -n
  3. Verify that FileZilla Server is running by checking its status:

    systemctl status filezilla-server

Step 4: Connecting to FileZilla Server

Now that FileZilla Server is up and running, it's time to connect to it. Follow these steps:

  1. Open FileZilla Client on your computer.

  2. Enter your server's IP address in the "Host" field.

  3. Enter your username and password in the "Username" and "Password" fields.

  4. Click on the "Quickconnect" button to connect to your server.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 7.

More Examples:

  • To add a new user, you can also use the following command:

    fzsftp-adduser
  • To remove a user, use the following command:

    fzsftp-removeuser
  • To configure firewall rules for FileZilla Server, use the following command:

    firewall-cmd --add-port=21/tcp --permanent

    firewall-cmd --reload

In this article, we have explained how to install and configure FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 7. FileZilla Server is an excellent tool for managing and transferring files over a network. We hope this guide has been helpful to you.

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