How to use the package `ftpd`?

Asked by Jacob Cross

I ran sudo apt install ftpd and it installed the program but trying to run ftpd in terminal said it's not a bash program and I'm not sure how to host a server using it.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Ftpd isn't a command. It's a service. You don't run ftpd like you do apt-get.
It's a service you configure and setup and run in the background.

What are you trying to achieve here? What is the goal?

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Jacob Cross (zeeka-bob) said :

I'm trying to run a FTP server.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you are accessing the server via SSH then you already have an SFTP server set up. Just connect to the server on port 22 and use your Ubuntu username and password to log in.

If you must use FTP then this is a decent guide

There are also guides on YouTube. Note that FTP does not have any encryption so I don't suggest you use it over the Web if the data is sensitive

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