I am proud owner of TP-Link TL-WDR3500 router flashed with OpenWRT, which is really good custom firmware offering countless possibilities. Recently I’ve installed FTP server on it so I can access the attached external HDD drive remotely. This how-to is simple guide showing you to configure Pure-FTPd with TLS support on your OpenWRT enabled router, too.
There are many reasons to prefer Pure-FTPd over other FTP servers available as OpenWRT packages:
- It is a secure FTP server
- It has FTPS support (offers optional TLS Encryption)
- You can use both real user accounts and virtual ones
- You can put every user in a chroot jail