Tips & Tricks

Enumerating FTP for Pentesting (Port 21)

Basic Enumeration

Attempt to connect anonymously by issuing the below command and specifying the following credentials; anonymous:anonymous.

ftp <ipAddress>

You can perform banner grabbing w/ the following Metasploit module.

use auxiliary/scanner/ftp/ftp_version

You can perform brute force with the following Metasploit module.

use auxiliary/scanner/ftp/ftp_login


Transferring Files

If you have valid credentials, you can use the following command to download all files recursively.

wget --mirror 'ftp://<username>:<password>@<ipAddress>

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