I needed local ftp to my Raspberry Pi, after a little googling, I decided to go with VSFTPD. This is how I did it.
First, install the package:
sudo apt-get install vsftpd
Then edit the config file:
Edit or uncomment the following lines to secure VSFTPD
Anonymous_enable=NO Local_enable=YES Write_enable=YES Ascii_upload_enable=YES Ascii_download_enable=YES
Restart the server:
Original reference here: http://www.instantsupportsite.com/self-help/raspberry-pi/raspberry-install-ftp/