setting up ftp and sftp servers

Tim Henderson bizdev at
Thu Jun 24 22:45:16 UTC 2010

> I just fell heir to 2 quad-core Intel Xeon boxes.  So I would like to
> replace these old servers!  I was looking at Ubuntu's server edition
> but see that its all command line driven, no GUI.  I was wondering how
> complicated it is to add ftp and sftp services to a desktop edition?

Its easy to add sFTP, SSH, and FTP to either the Server or Desktop 
editions of Ubuntu.  Simple as this really:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server vsftpd

Thats it.  The config files or in the /etc directory:


Tons of good documentation on config options on the internet.

Tim H.

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