FTP server configuration Amazon EC2

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OK, one of those annoying problems. You want / need an FTP server. Usually this is easy. I have build dozens of them, so an FTP server on Amazon a doddle you would think.

There are a few FTP servers that I use VSFTPD and PureFTP

I started with VSFTP as this is pretty easy to use.

yum install vsftpd

service vsftpd start

Open filezilla and FTP to the server. Because it is a default install anonymous is allowed you get a connection wow it works.

Issue an ls or LIST for the pub directory and then the pain starts.

Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message…
Response: 220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2)
Command: USER anonymous
Response: 331 Please specify the password.
Command: PASS **************
Response: 230 Login successful.
Command: OPTS UTF8 ON
Response: 200 Always in UTF8 mode.
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing…
Command: PWD
Response: 257 “/”
Status: Directory listing…

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