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Setup vsftpd For Users In Ubuntu Server 12.04

To install vsftpd in Ubuntu Server 12.04, do the following
First, install it:

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Next, edit the vsftpd configuration file to allow users to edit their own files:

sudo vim /etc/vsftpd.conf

Disable anonymous browsing by setting this line


Enable user to access the ftp:


Then add one last line for the increased checking now:


Finally, restart the ftp daemon:

sudo restart vsftpd

Enable UserDir Apache2 Configuration In Ubuntu 12.04

To enable the UserDir configuration in Ubuntu 12.04, do the following:
Enable the mod:

sudo a2enmod userdir

Now, edit the userdir configuration file:

sudo vim /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/userdir.conf

Change the AllowOverride line to:

AllowOverride All

Change the Options line to:

Options ExecCGI

Next, edit the php5 configuration file:

sudo vim /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.conf

Find the line that begins with php_admin_value and put a comment character (#) in front of it.
Restart apache2:

sudo service apache2 restart

Finally, create a public_html folder to put the files into:

mkdir public_html

Install VMWare Tools On Ubuntu Server 12.04

To install VMWare tools on Ubuntu Server 12.04, do the following:

Install gcc:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

In vSphere, Select Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools. Next, mount the CD ISO:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Now, move the installer file to the local system and extract it:

Note: Below, replace <TAB> with the TAB key on your keyboard!

cd /tmp
cp /media/cdrom/VM<TAB> .
tar xzvf VM<TAB>

Finally, run it:

cd vmware-tools-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

How To Set A Static IP Address In Ubuntu Server 12.04

Edit the network interface file:

sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces

Change the file to the following:

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static


Finally, restart the service:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart