1) Install proftpd using apt-get command

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

$ sudo apt-get install proftpd

2) Add this line in /etc/shells file :


3) Create a /home/FTP-shared directory :

cd /home
sudo mkdir FTP-shared

4) Create a user which will be used only for ftp access. 

sudo useradd any_user_name -p your_password -d /home/FTP-shared -s /bin/false
sudo passwd userftp

5) Now we have to set the good permissions for these directories :

cd /home
sudo chmod 755 FTP-shared

6) Provide access of this directory to user 

chown -R (FTPUSER) /(path)/(to_your_ftp)/

6) Restart proftpd service

sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
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