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Installing and Running vsftpd in CentOS Gallery image available at Windows Azure Virtual Machines for Linux

Installing and Running vsftpd in CentOS Gallery image available at Windows Azure Virtual Machines for Linux

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Step 1: Install vsftpd

[root@avkashcentnew ~]# yum install vsftpd

Package        Arch           Version                    Repository       Size
 vsftpd         x86_64         2.2.2-6.el6_2.1            updates         149 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 149 k
Installed size: 331 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
vsftpd-2.2.2-6.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm                        | 149 kB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : vsftpd-2.2.2-6.el6_2.1.x86_64                                1/1

  vsftpd.x86_64 0:2.2.2-6.el6_2.1


Step 2:  Edit vsftpd conf file as below:

               #vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf:


Step 3: Be sure that vsftpd and iptables services are running

              # service vsftpd start
              # service iptables start


Step 4: Add an EndPoint in your Virtual Machine configuration for vsftpd:


Step 5:  Get the Virtual Machine IP Address configure FileZilla client as below to connect to CentOS Virtual Machine:



Once the SFTP connection is made correctly, the files are displayed as below in FileZilla:

Keywords: Windows Azure, Virtual Machine, Linux, CentOS

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  • just a quick note to highlight that in Ubuntu iptables is not a service

  • Well, you don't need to install vsftpd to connect by sftp...

    sftp is included in ssh.

    However, is it possible to access files via ftp but not sftp?

    I am always getting errors when connecting via ftp, no matter vsftpd under linux or IIS/filezilla ftp server...

  • This does not seem to work for me as well. I am using Ubuntu server, I have set passive mode, but is not able to retrieve the directory list.

  • I was able to get this to work by adding an endpoint to tcp 22 and connecting via sftp.

  • Really ? you are connecting via sftp that is port 22 !!!!

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