Installing & Configuring VSftpd

Applicable to Centos Versions:

  • Centos 5.x
  • Centos 6.x


Explanation of requirements.

  1. Root access to your server
  2. Server running Centos 5.x or 6.x

Doing the Work

Basic description of what will be done and what is expected.

  1. Install VSftpd and add a user:
  2. Configure VSftpd:
  3. Add the bolded lines below as shown and restart iptables:
  4. Set VSftpd to start on boot and start it right now:

Troubleshooting / How To Test

Explanation troubleshooting basics and expectations.

  1. Make sure VSftpd is set to start at boot time and is running:
  2. Check the firewall to make sure the required data and command ports are open and the correct modules are loading:

Common problems and fixes

Describe common problems here, include links to known common problems if on another site

More Information

Any additional information or notes.


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #centoshelp on

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Last Modified: 12 Dec, 2011 at 20:09:18