Raspberry Pi revolutionised electronics and computer hobby nearly 6 years. Too many creative project has been created with this tiny computer. On this simple tutorial, we’ll create a simple FTP server with Raspberry Pi.
This tutorial as intended to Raspberry Pi 3 Model B user, but it also practicable to other version of Raspberry Pi with some modification.
You will need:
- a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or other version,
- a SD Card with the latest Raspbian/ARMbian images or other Debian-based distribution for Raspberry Pi
- Power supply
- Keyboard or monitor or LCD
Install FTP Server
You must set your IP Address as static IP. To know your ip address, use command like ‘ifconfig’. You also need to enable and start SSH Server for more easy to use in the future.
Install vsftpd using this command:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vsftpd
Configure FTP Server
the default FTP server is located in /etc/vsftpd.conf.
Configure and tweak your ftp server by modifying some of those parameters. My suggesstion is enable this parameters, remove the # symbol on every lines that match following parameters:
anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES local_umask=022 chroot_local_user=YES
then add some lines to the end of file:
Save and exit (in Nano you can use Ctrl + O and Ctrl + X
Last but not least, you can create the user FTP directory:
mkdir /home/pi/ftp mkdir /home/pi/ftp/files chmod a-w /home/pi/ftp
You can create new user account by using adduser command and create their FTP directory like the above commands.