To support FTP transfers for configuration management on some devices, an FTP service must be configured on the device server(s). Refer to the individual driver documentation to determine if this service must be configured for your device.

As a minimum, the following characteristics must be present; any additional security precautions are the responsibility of the end-user.

  • An anonymous FTP user (typically user anonymous) must be enabled.

  • The anonymous FTP user’s home directory must be set to $TFTPHOMEDIR/ftp, and cannot be world-writeable.

  • The path $TFTPHOMEDIR/ftp/backup must exist and the backup directory must be world-writeable.

  • The FTP user must be able to create subdirectories under $TFTPHOMEDIR/ftp/backup. This may require additional settings for the FTP service employed.