Scan to FTP on Ubuntu 10, 11

VSFTPD – Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon

Installing VSFTP:
Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal


sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Editing VSFTP config file:

back up first the original vsftp config file.


sudo cp /etc/vsftpd.conf /etc/vsftpd.conf.orig

then run,

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

edit the vsftpd config file,

find the “write_enable=YES” and uncomment it. (remove # before the command)

to customize welcome banner, uncomment “ftpd_banner” and replace the txt after the equal sign.

on your keyboard,

hit CTRL+X

type in,


and hit Enter to save the config file.


Starting FTP service:

In the terminal run,

sudo service vsftpd start

check if your FTP service is up

telnet [ip address] [port number]

ex: telnet 21

If your FTP is configured correctly you will see something like the image above.


Configuring the Kyocera MFP

Host name: IP address of Ubuntu PC, e.g.

Port Number: 21

Path: Leave it blank

Login User Name: Ubuntu username, e.g. ryel

Login Password: Ubuntu password


Where do scanned documents go?

Home Folder

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