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How to configure FTP for Ubuntu

Hi All,

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to get FTP setup on my Droplet. I followed all the instructions here (including the SSL setup):

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-vsftpd-on-ubuntu-12-04

But when I try to connect I just get a timeout error. Has anyone had to configure anything specifically to get FTP working outside of these steps? I am also running Ghost on the Droplet if that might have anything to do with it… Thanks!


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I set up an ftp server on my droplet and expect to be able to log in using a client of my choice into the server to transfer files. but i cannot log in with my droplet’s credentials… any help? <br>Thanks

Turns out it was due to the IP tables rejecting connections… had to set the tables to allow connection on port 21. Thanks for your help! And yeah I am using SFTP, just wanted to figure out why FTP wasn’t working in general for my own sanity. :)

Hmm. Is it listening on port 21? <pre>sudo netstat -plutn | grep 21</pre> <br>Also, I highly recommend <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps”>using SFTP instead of FTP</a>.