also you could always install vsftp, then edit /etc/vsftp.conf and create a user that can ftp to the directory. thats my way

I really dislike how ubuntu likes to automate things to make it easier though. you need to find certain switches and buttons just to get into "advanced mode" of APT, "view all" for users, etc etc.

They try to make our lives easier, which in some ways they do, but others they dont.