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Setting Up ProFTPd Server on RHEL 8

Setting Up ProFTPd Server on RHEL 8

ProFTPd is an open-source FTP server software that allows users to transfer files between their local computer and a remote server. In this article, we will discuss how to set up a ProFTPd server on RHEL 8. We will go through the installation process, configuration, and steps required to access the server.

Step 1: Installing ProFTPd Server on RHEL 8

To install ProFTPd server, we will use the yum package manager. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the terminal on your RHEL 8 system.

  2. Type the following command and press Enter to install ProFTPd:

    sudo yum install proftpd

  3. After installation, start the ProFTPd service:

    sudo systemctl start proftpd

  4. Verify the status of the service:

    sudo systemctl status proftpd

Step 2: Configuring ProFTPd Server on RHEL 8

After installing ProFTPd server, we need to configure it to allow users to access the server. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the configuration file:

    sudo vi /etc/proftpd.conf

  2. Uncomment the following lines to enable passive mode:

    PassivePorts 49152 65534
    UseIPv6 off

  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Create a new user:

    sudo adduser ftpuser

  5. Set a password for the user:

    sudo passwd ftpuser

  6. Grant permissions to the user to access the FTP server:

    sudo usermod -aG ftp ftpuser

  7. Restart the ProFTPd service:

    sudo systemctl restart proftpd

Step 3: Accessing the ProFTPd Server on RHEL 8

Now that the ProFTPd server is configured, we can access it using an FTP client. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your FTP client and enter the IP address of your RHEL 8 system in the host field.
  2. Enter the username and password that you created earlier.
  3. Connect to the server.

Step 4: More Examples

Here are some additional commands that you can use with ProFTPd server:

  1. To stop the ProFTPd service, type:

    sudo systemctl stop proftpd

  2. To enable the ProFTPd service to start at boot time, type:

    sudo systemctl enable proftpd

  3. To check the logs for ProFTPd, type:

    sudo tail -f /var/log/proftpd/proftpd.log

In this article, we have discussed how to set up a ProFTPd server on RHEL 8. We went through the installation process, configuration, and steps required to access the server. By following these steps, you can easily set up an FTP server on your RHEL 8 system.

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