Archive for March, 2013

How to enable ftp on VirtualBox

You can transfer file from your local machine to virtual box via shared folders or via ftp.

By default looks like ftp is blocked on Virtual Box

Just inside your guest O/S i.e. VirtualBox Linux go to


and modify gssftp file

Change from ‘Yes’ to ‘No’ for DISABLE column as shown in below screenshot and remove value against “server_args”







You can restart ftp service via following command

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart


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How to check if Linux version is 32 bit or 64 bit

You can use following methods

Use this command getconf LONG_BIT

or use this on unix prompt

uname -m

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