Raspberry Pi FTP

Posted on Wed 26 October 2016 in RaspberryPi

Installing FTP on a RaspberryPi

Often when working with a RaspberryPi its handy to be able to quickly transfer files via a gui In this guide I'll be using a windows client and a RaspberryPi B running Jessie however I believe all versions of Pi are supported.

From the Pi

take ownership of the www folder

sudo chown -R pi /var/www

install vsftp Very Secure FTP Daemon

sudo apt get-install vsftpd

edit the config files

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf





add this to the end


restart vsftpd

sudo service vsftpd restart

From a Windows client

Download and install FileZilla. Its a wizard, just hit next a few times. Once installed and opened, you'll see a screen like below. The Pi's IP username and password go here. Hit quick connect and it will log in with an FTP session to the Pi.

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I've also found the visual representation of file permissions handy. Helped me out a few times.