Python FTP Client Server Virtual Box

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In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a simple FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client-server application using Python. Additionally, we’ll use VirtualBox to simulate a networked environment, allowing you to test your application in a controlled setting.
Python Installation: Make sure you have Python installed on your system. You can download Python from
VirtualBox Installation: Install VirtualBox from
Create Virtual Machines:
Open VirtualBox and create two virtual machines, one for the FTP server and another for the FTP client. Ensure that both machines are on the same network.
Configure Network Settings:
Set the network adapter of both virtual machines to “Bridged Adapter” to ensure they can communicate with each other.
Install Operating System:
Install an operating system on each virtual machine. You can use a lightweight OS like Ubuntu Server for this tutorial.
Install vsftpd:
Use the following command on the server machine to install the vsftpd (Very Secure FTP Daemon) package:
Configure vsftpd:
Edit the vsftpd configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf to allow FTP connections. Make sure the following lines are uncommented or added:
Restart vsftpd:
Restart the vsftpd service to apply the changes:
Install Python ftplib:
Use the following command to install the ftplib library, which provides FTP capabilities in Python:
Create FTP Client Code:
Write a Python script for the FTP client. Here’s a simple example:
Replace “ftp_server_ip”, “your_username”, and “your_password” with your FTP server’s IP address, username, and password.
Run the FTP Server:
Ensure that the FTP server is running on the designated virtual machine.
Run the FTP Client Script:
Execute the FTP client script on the client virtual machine.
Verify File Transfer:
Check whether the file specified in the client script is successfully uploaded and downloaded on the server and client machines, respectively.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a simple FTP client-server application using Python and tested it in a VirtualBox environment. This tutorial provides a foundation that you can build upon for more complex FTP applications and network simulations.


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