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  1. 1. FTP (File Transfer Protocol)The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used as one of the most common file server, which used todownload/upload files from/to web server over the Internet. Most web based download sites use the built inFTP capabilities of web browsers and therefore most server oriented operating systems usually include anFTP server application as part of the software suite. Linux is no exception.This chapter will show you how to make your Linux server into an FTP server using the default Very SecureFTP Daemon (VSFTPD) package included in Fedora. Service Profile: FTP Type -: System V-managed service Package -: vsftpd Daemon -: /usr/sbin/vsftpd Script -: /etc/init.d/vsftpd Ports -: 21 (ftp), 20 (ftp-data) Configuration -: /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf, /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers, /etc/pam.d/vsftpd Log -: /var/log/xferlog Related -: tcp_wrappers, ip_conntrack_ftp, ip_nat_ftp Installing vsftpdMost RedHat and Fedora Linux software product packages are available in the RPM format, whereas Debianand Ubuntu Linux use DEB format installation files. When searching for these packages remember that thefilename usually starts with the software package name and is followed by a version number, as in vsftpd-1.2.1-5.i386.rpm.[root@localhost ~]#rpm –ivh /mnt/Server/vsftpd-1.2.1-5.i386.rpm Or[root@localhost ~]#yum install vsftpdTo start, stop, and restart vsftpd after booting use the service command:[root@localhost ~]#chkconfig vsftpd on Testing Of vsftpdYou can test your ftp server by connecting it through ftp or telnet or using netstat command :Using FTP service[root@localhost ~]#ftp localhost (or system ip)Created by-: Pawan Kumar Thakurela (for any query/suggestion please mail me pawnbeeta@hotmail.com)
  2. 2. Using Telnet Service[root@localhost ~]#telnet 0 21connecting with[root@localhost ~]#telnet 0 20Using netstat Command[root@localhost ~]#netstat –a | grep ftptcp 0 0 *:ftp *.* LISTEN Configuring /etc/vsftpd.cong file VSFTPD allows only anonymous FTP downloads to remote users, not uploads from them. This can be changed by modifying the anon_upload_enable directive shown later. VSFTPD doesnt allow anonymous users to create directories on your FTP server. You can change this by modifying the anon_mkdir_write_enable directive. VSFTPD logs FTP access to the /var/log/vsftpd.log log file. You can change this by modifying the xferlog_file directive. By default VSFTPD expects files for anonymous FTP to be placed in the /var/ftp directory. You can change this by modifying the anon_root directive. There is always the risk with anonymous FTP that users will discover a way to write files to your anonymous FTP directory. You run the risk of filling up your /var partition if you use the default setting. It is best to make the anonymous FTP directory reside in its own dedicated partition.All above changes can be configure in the configuration file of vsftpd[root@localhost ~]#vim /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf # Allow anonymous FTP? anonymous_enable=YES # The directory which vsftpd will try to change # into after an anonymous login. (Default = /var/ftp) anon_root=/data/directory # Uncomment this to allow local users to log in. local_enable=YES # Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command. # (Needed even if you want local users to be able to upload files) write_enable=YES # Uncomment to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only # has an effect if global write enable is activated. Also, you will # obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user. #anon_upload_enable=YESCreated by-: Pawan Kumar Thakurela (for any query/suggestion please mail me pawnbeeta@hotmail.com)
  3. 3. # Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create # new directories. #anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES # Activate logging of uploads/downloads. xferlog_enable=YES # You may override where the log file goes if you like. # The default is shown below. xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.logAfter changing in the configuration file restart the vsftpd service[root@localhost ~]#service vsftpd restart Set the message in ftp Create a file in /var/ftp/pub directory with name .message Enter your message in this file. FTP SecurityFTP has a number of security drawbacks, but you can overcome them in some cases. You can restrict anindividual Linux users access to non-anonymous FTP, and you can change the configuration to not displaythe FTP servers software version information, but unfortunately, though very convenient, FTP logins anddata transfers are not encrypted. The /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers FileFor added security, you may restrict FTP access to certain users by adding them to the list of users in the/etc/vsftpd.ftpusers file. The VSFTPD package creates this file with a number of entries forprivileged users that normally shouldnt have FTP access. As FTP doesnt encrypt passwords, therebyincreasing the risk of data or passwords being compromised, it is a good idea to let these entries remain andadd new entries for additional security.[root@localhost ~]#vim /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.confUserlist_deny = no Chroot EnableChroot_list = enable[root@localhost ~]#vim /etc/vsftpd/chroot_listEnter the user in this file for chrooted users TCP Wrapper[root@localhost ~]#vim /etc/host.allowCreated by-: Pawan Kumar Thakurela (for any query/suggestion please mail me pawnbeeta@hotmail.com)
  4. 4. Enter here the service and network which you want to allowvsftpd : or[root@localhost ~]#vim /etc/hosts.denyEnter here list of networks which you want to denyVsftpd : all Network for security Port Based Security[root@localhost ~]#iptables –L[root@localhost ~]#iptables –t filter –I INPUT –s –p tcp –dport 21 –j ACCEPT or REJECT or DROP Any OneNOTE-: When SElinux is enabled in your system you can’t list the file in pub directory the run thefollowing command Capital P[root@localhost ~]#setsebool –P ftp_home_dir=1 Sample Login Session to Test FunctionalityHere is a simple test procedure you can use to make sure everything is working correctly:1) Connect to bigboy via FTP[root@localhost ~]# ftp Banner it canConnected to ( be cchange220 ready, dude (vsFTPd 1.1.0: beat me, break me)Name ( user1331 Please specify the password.Password:230 Login successful. Have fun.Remote system type is UNIX.Using binary mode to transfer files.ftp> As expected, we cant do an upload transfer of testfile to bigboy.ftp> put testfilelocal: testfile remote: testfile227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,100,181,210)553 Could not create file.ftp> But we can view and download a copy of the VSFTPD RPM located on the FTP server bigboy.ftp> ls227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,100,35,173)150 Here comes the directory listing.-rwxr----- 1 0 502 76288 Jan 04 17:06 vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpmCreated by-: Pawan Kumar Thakurela (for any query/suggestion please mail me pawnbeeta@hotmail.com)
  5. 5. 226 Directory send OK.ftp> get vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpm vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpm.tmplocal: vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpm.tmp remote: vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpm227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,100,44,156)150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for vsftpd-1.1.0-1.i386.rpm(76288 bytes).226 File send OK.76288 bytes received in 0.499 secs (1.5e+02 Kbytes/sec)ftp> bye221 Goodbye.[root@smallfry tmp]# As expected, anonymous FTP fails.[root@smallfry tmp]# ftp to ( ready, dude (vsFTPd 1.1.0: beat me, break me)Name ( anonymous331 Please specify the password.Password:530 Login incorrect.Login failed.ftp> quit221 Goodbye.[root@smallfry tmp]#Now that testing is complete, you can make this a regular part of your FTP servers operation.Created by-: Pawan Kumar Thakurela (for any query/suggestion please mail me pawnbeeta@hotmail.com)