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How do I find out or know whether or not an FTP client is enabled or disabled on my Linux machine?

If it is disabled, how do I enable it?

I have a Linux 2.6.9-67.ELsmp

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To enable FTP , just install the package "sshd" . Then you can connect to your server with a SFTP client like Putty or PSFTP.

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type ftp in the shell and look for what it says.

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Downvoted, but to be constructive:

I assume you mean FTP server and not client. You could try ftp localhost to see if you're running one. How to "enable" it depends on your distribution. Shot in the dark might be sudo apt-get install proftpd or similar.

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yaa ftp server means i would like to simple do file transfer using ftp –  amit tomar Jul 12 '10 at 13:59
    
Its actually more difficult (slightly) to setup a regular FTP server than it is to use SFTP. You might as well use SFTP. –  djangofan Jan 26 '12 at 20:07
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