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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
Book Image

Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By: Uday Sawant

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating systems and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system. Ubuntu server is a popular Linux distribution and the first choice when deploying a Linux server. It can be used with a $35 Raspberry Pi to top-notch, thousand-dollar-per-month cloud hardware. Built with lists that there are 4 million + websites built using Ubuntu. With its easy-to-use package management tools and availability of well-known packages, we can quickly set up our own services such as web servers and database servers using Ubuntu. This book will help you develop the skills required to set up high performance and secure services with open source tools. Starting from user management and an in-depth look at networking, we then move on to cover the installation and management of web servers and database servers, as well as load balancing various services. You will quickly learn to set up your own cloud and minimize costs and efforts with application containers. Next, you will get to grips with setting up a secure real-time communication system. Finally, we’ll explore source code hosting and various collaboration tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Ubuntu Server Cookbook
About the Author

Installing the secure FTP server

In this recipe, we will learn how to install the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server and configure it to use SSL encryption.

Getting ready

You will need access to a root account or an account with sudo privileges.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to install the secure FTP server:

  1. Install vsftpd with the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install vsftpd
  2. After installation, we can configure vsftpd by editing /etc/vsftpd.conf.

  3. First create the SSL certificate for the FTP server:

    sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout /etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem -out /etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem
  4. Next, configure Vsftpd. Add or edit the following lines in vsftpd.conf:

    Add the SSL certificate created in the previous step: