Debian-Administration.org has yet another excellent article, this time it deals with setting up an FTP server on Debian.
The article starts like this…..
As a means of distributing large collections of files FTP is still a popular choice, despite the rise of bittorrent, and the growing number of HTTP servers.
FTP is an often overlooked method of storing and giving access to files, in many cases FTP servers have been retired in place of webservers such as Apache.
But there are a lot of cases where offering access via FTP makes sense, even with the limitations of FTP – most notably the difficulty of firewalling and the security risk involved in using plaintext passwords.
There are several different FTP servers packaged within Debian