FTP servers file transfers between clients and servers. Typically, ftp servers offer two types of access levels: Authenticated and Anonymous. The first method (Authenticated) requires a valid username and password in order to access the files and directories. The second method ( Anonymous) being anonymous, we can download files without restrictions. You can download files directly by using the default user “FTP” or “anonymous”;
Linux has many FTP packages, but only a few have a good design and provide even the most basic level of security, and vsftpd is among the most secure. This guide will teach you how to configure the VSFTPD server to allow anonymous FTP downloads without any restrictions. As part of this exercise, we’ll install an FTP server on Rocky Linux 8.4. However, these instructions can be adapted for RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Debian with a few changes.