Using CurlFtpFS to mount remote FTP directories on Linux

Mount remote ftp directory host locally into linux filesystem

Do you often access your ftp site to make some simple changes or to share some documents that you wish to be accessible from anywhere?

You can make access to your ftp resource easier with the CurlFtpFS Linux utility. This fantastic utility allows you to mount your ftp site to any directory within your Linux filesystem.

In this guide, we’ll go over the installation of CurlFtpFS on major Linux distros, then cover the step by step instructions to configure it.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install CurlFtpFS on major Linux distros
  • How to mount remote FTP directory using CurlFtpFS
  • How to mount an FTP directory automatically with /etc/fstab

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Using aria2 to download a file on Linux

aria2 – all in one command line download tool

aria2 is a command line tool for Linux systems that can download files using a variety of protocols, including HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. It’s diverse download capabilities make it an all-in-one tool for downloading files on Linux.

Most users know about downloading files from the command line by using wget or curl. aria2 has a few advantages over both tools, because it has increased potential for greater download speed by downloading from more than one source in the single session. aria2 can also pause and resume downloads.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install aria2 on major Linux distros, then give you some command line examples so you see how to download various file types with the program. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to use aria2 to download files through various protocols, and pause or resume downloads.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install aria2 on major Linux distros
  • aria2 command line usage examples
  • How to download a file from multiple mirrors
  • How to pause or resume downloads in aria2

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How to setup an FTP/SFTP server on AlmaLinux

How to setup FTP/SFTP server and client on AlmaLinux

FTP and SFTP are great protocols for downloading files from a remote or local server, or uploading files onto the server. FTP will suffice for some situations, but for connections over the internet, SFTP is recommended. In other words, FTP is not secure to use over an internet connection, since your credentials and data are transmitted without encryption. The ‘S’ in SFTP stands for ‘Secure’ and tunnels the FTP protocol through SSH, providing the encryption needed to establish a secure connection.

In this guide, we’ll go over the step by step instructions to setup an FTP server through VSFTP software or SFTP server through OpenSSH on AlmaLinux. Then, we’ll see how to connect to the server from a client AlmaLinux system. Setting up FTP/SFTP is a common step after installing AlmaLinux or migrating from CentOS to AlmaLinux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to setup an FTP server through VSFTPD
  • How to setup an SFTP server through OpenSSH
  • How to setup FTP and SFTP user accounts
  • How to allow FTP and SFTP through firewalld
  • How to connect to an FTP/SFTP server via command line
  • How to connect to an FTP/SFTP server via GNOME GUI
How to setup an FTP/SFTP server on AlmaLinux

How to setup an FTP/SFTP server on AlmaLinux

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LFTP tutorial on Linux with examples

LFTP tutorial on Linux with examples

There is certainly no shortage of ftp client on Linux: some come with a graphical user interface such as Filezilla, others are command line applications which can be used even when display servers, such as Xorg or Wayland are not available. In this article we talk about one of the most used and feature-rich CLI ftp client: lftp.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install lftp on the most used Linux distributions
  • How to connect and authenticate to a remote host
  • How to create, remove, edit and list bookmarks
  • Some of the most used lftp commands
  • How to run commands non-interactively
  • How to download torrent files with lftp

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How to setup vsftpd on Debian

How to setup vsftpd on Debian

Vsftpd is the acronym of Very Secure FTP Daemon: it is one of the most used ftp servers on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It is open source and released under the GPL license, and supports virtual users and SSL for data
encryption. In this tutorial we will see how to install it and configure it on Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install vsftpd on Debian 10
  • How to configure vsftpd
  • How to setup anonymous usage
  • How to setup login with local users
  • How to setup virtual users
  • How to setup ufw to allow incoming traffic

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How to setup SFTP server on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with VSFTPD

Objective

The objective is to configure SFPT server over SSH protocol using VSFTPD ftp daemon.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

Requirements

The below SFTP configuration procedure assumes that you have already configured your FTP server by following our How to setup FTP server on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver guide. Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is also required.

Conventions

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How to install FTP client for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Objective

The following article will provide a list of FTP clients for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux as well as installation and basic usage instructions.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Conventions

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How to deny all incoming ports except FTP port 20 and 21 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Objective

The objective is to enable UFW firewall, deny all incoming ports however only allow FTP port 20 and 21 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver will be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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