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Tiny Core Linux: setting up ftp server (vsftpd) for anonymous user

Here I will show you how I set up an ftp server for anonymous user with read/write acces on Tiny Core Linux 4.7:

1. Using “Apps” install Package “vsftpd.tcz” to be loaded on boot.
vsftpd01
2. Edit “/usr/local/etc/vsftpd.conf”. Mine looks like this:

anonymous_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
anon_upload_enable=YES
anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
anon_other_write_enable=YES
anon_world_readable_only=NO
dirmessage_enable=YES
xferlog_enable=YES
connect_from_port_20=YES
ascii_upload_enable=YES
ascii_download_enable=YES
ftpd_banner=Welcome to Tiny Core Linux FTP service.
listen=YES
ftp_username=ftp
anon_root=/home/ftp

3. Save “vsftpd.conf” in your backup folder (this is important for persistency).

4. Create user “ftp” (you can leave the password blank):

tc@box:~$ sudo adduser ftp

5. Remove write permission on “ftp” directory:

tc@box:~$ sudo chmod a-w /home/ftp

6. Create “upload” directory and change permissions:

tc@box:~$ sudo mkdir /home/ftp/upload
tc@box:~$ sudo chmod 777 /home/ftp/upload

7. create a new file “.X.d/ftpd”. Mine looks like this:

#!/bin/sh
sudo echo "ftp:x:1000:1000:Linux User,,,:/home/ftp:/bin/sh" >> /etc/passwd
sudo cp </your/backup/path>/vsftpd.conf /usr/local/etc/.
sudo vsftpd &

8. Save the file and make it executable:

tc@box:~$ chmod +x .X.d/ftpd

9. That’s it! Now your ftp server will be automatically loaded and started on boot.