How to perform the FTP server configuration in Linux

Posted by admin | | Monday 22 October 2012 10:45 am

FTP server configuration in Linux

The Linux FTP servers will allocate space on their server, where you can store the files for sharing information with your clients. There are two components in FTP hosting service – FTP Server and FTP Client. FTP Client is a remote computer that connects to FTP Server through the Internet.

Communications are done through private FTP accounts, which are allocated to a specified FTP server. Transferring files over the Internet, from one FTP account to another, are managed by FTP software. It is recommended to select an FTP hosting service that provides FTP software. However, you can also buy FTP software separately.

It is observed that the monthly or yearly cost of Linux FTP server is less than setting up a complete hosting server. The cost of Linux FTP server configuration depends on hardware and software, which you are buying to make the server active. On the other hand, you will find a wide variety of FTP hosting service at affordable cost. The selection of a hosting service depends upon the required components of hosting service. Therefore, perform thorough research on the price and select an FTP hosting service for your business process.

The Gnome FTP Client (Linux FTP Server)

It’s a GNU and Open Source visual FTP client with a GTK+ GUI which is released under GNU license. It is mainly used for Linux and UNIX systems.

The GUI interface has two main panels with the left one for the local machine and the right one for the remote machine. You can choose the directories of the local and remote machine and request the transfer of the chosen files either from the local to the remote machine or the other way around. Under these two panels, the program shows a message queue where the user can check the progress status of the transfers.

FTP Server Configuration in Linux can be done without any problem, on OpenSUSE 10.2 and OpenSUSE 11.0 systems by using an RPM based package.

Other entities of your business process can communicate with each other through this live server, which will act like a FTP Server. You have to develop the hosting service for your company that will work like a professional FTP hosting service. Therefore, it is essential to create separate FTP accounts for the clients. Here you have to configure the ‘live server’ in such a way that your network administrator can easily manage the folders and files.

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