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I'm setting up a web server on EC2 running Debian GNU/Linux 6.0. For simplicity's sake I'd like to use FTP. I realize this is insecure but I'm using Dreamweaver which doesn't support SFTP (see this question).

I've installed the FTP service based on this guide but do not understanding how to configure users and passwords.

How can configure users and what configuration needs to take place in AWS firewall?

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This might help:… but its unlikely EC2 supports something as insecure as FTP. – Ramhound Feb 22 '13 at 13:57
@Ramhound ... I need to install and configure FTP without file key... thanks for your help but not help a lot... – Davi Reinoldo Feb 22 '13 at 14:08
I know what you want. What you want is not possible because FTP is not secure. Besides how you configure a FTP server on Debian is well documented. – Ramhound Feb 22 '13 at 14:15
@Ramhound EC2 does support FTP. I've used it (for simple instances I'm going to destroy moments later.) – Tanner Faulkner Feb 22 '13 at 15:14
What have you tried? Where are you getting stuck? I'm going to edit your question assuming you're getting stuck in the same place you mentioned in your other question:… – Tanner Faulkner Feb 22 '13 at 15:15

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