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    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:

    • Issue the ftp-server enable command in Global Configuration mode.
      host1(config)#ftp-server enable

      Use the no version to terminate current FTP sessions and to disable the FTP server.

    Published: 2014-08-12