Enabling the FTP Server

FTP is disabled by default. You must enable the FTP server with the ftp-server enable command before the system allows FTP clients to connect.


  • Before enabling the FTP server, you must configure the authentication procedure for the vty lines. For more information, see Before You Enable the FTP Server.
  • You can enable the FTP server on the default virtual router only.

To enable the FTP server and to monitor the FTP port for attempts to connect to the FTP server:

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