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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to change the default port number for FTP Server?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install FTP Server for File Transfer service?
  3. e.g. Assumed that new port number is 77
  4. sudo cp /etc/proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/proftpd.conf
  5. Find this line
    Port                            21
  6. Replace with the following line
    Port                            77
  7. Save the edited file (sample)
  8. sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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