Install FTP on Asterisk now


I can not seem to find any answers to this question that are complete. I have found plenty of people saying “Just install FTP”… no details…

my quesion is, how do I install VSFTPD on Asterisk now (final 1.0.1). I have done a package search, i have found VSFTPD I click on the + and it puts me in the “System Updates” window and says nothing more about VSFTPD, I do a update from there and it says “sucessfull update” yet no VSFTPD in the Services manager.

Before you say it, I have RTFM and I can not find anything about installing FTP on *Now, honestly i don’t care if I use VSFTPD (its the only ftp srvr I have any experiance with, so I would like to use it.)

I am not strong on the Command Line, but I love to learn,

Please help, and I am very sorry for the frustration, its been a long week trying to figure this out…


OMG! I feel like an ass! thank you for not outright giving me the answer, I have included the solution bellow, but I still recommend everyone use the links above to find the answer and only if stuck follow the information bellow:


Command from the command line is: “conary update vsftpd” (no quotes)
thats it. Stand back and watch the rest happen!!

Out of the box you will get “500 OOPS: vsftpd: cannot locate user specified in ‘ftp_username’”

To resolve follow this link: … ername+ftp

This is the information in that link (I just want to make sure credit goes where credit is due…)

  1. Within the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file verify and set the preferences as needed. A description of the options is at At a minimum you should enable (by removing the leading #) local_enable=YES, wire_enable=YES, local_umask=022

  2. Add the FTP user to the password file by inserting the following line at the end of /etc/passwd

ftp:x:100:100:FTP: User:/var/ftp:/sbin/nologin

Once the changes are made you need to restart the vsftd service with
#service vsftpd restart

now, go to another box and ftp to the box (with this config, the admin user should be able to ftp in).

Thanks again!!! Big help!!!