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Old 12-23-2003, 12:44 PM   #1
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FTP Server Setup-URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP!


I have posted this in another forum and I should have put it here instead.

I have an urgent problem that has to be fixed today as tomorrow I'm leaving town for the holiday.

I'm trying to get my FTP server up and running and I am unable to connect to it from webmin. It is installed and the service is running, however, when I try to connect to it from webmin, I get the following error.

The FTP server /usr/sbin/in.ftpd could not be found on your system. Maybe it is not installed, or your FTP Server module configuration is incorrect.

I don't know how to fix it so I can get this setup. I need help, PLEASE!!
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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Erm... which ftp server are you actually using. Doesn't RH9 come is vsftpd, which i'm guessing really isn't /usr/sbin/in.ftpd. I recon webmin is simply look at the wrong place/for the wrong file.

cheers

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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Yes, yes, thank you. You are correct, I have webmin installed and this is where I'm having the issues. I think it's just a issue that webmin doesn't know where to find the file. Can you tell me what I need to do, please? Thanks much!!!
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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I've never used webmin myself. If you just want to find the ftp daemon, when locate vsftpd might show you, but I don't have a RH9 machine here to check.

cheers

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:28 PM   #5
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Okay, what do I do now?

[scott@ASUSA7V266-E scott]$ locate vsftpd
etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K50vsftpd
/etc/pam.d/vsftpd
/etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log
/etc/vsftpd
/usr/sbin/vsftpd
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/Changelog
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/AUDIT
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/BUGS
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/INSTALL
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/FAQ
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/README.security
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/LICENSE
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/README
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SECURITY
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SECURITY/IMPLEMENTATION
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SECURITY/DESIGN
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SECURITY/OVERVIEW
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SECURITY/TRUST
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/REWARD
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/vsftpd.xinetd
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SIZE
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/SPEED
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/TODO
/usr/share/doc/vsftpd-1.1.3/TUNING
/usr/share/man/man5/vsftpd.conf.5.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/vsftpd.8.gz
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:32 PM   #6
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Code:
/usr/sbin/vsftpd
is the ftp daemon itself. If that is what webmin wants to know.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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so, what you're saying is, just change the path of that and it should work eh?

This is one of the menu options given:

Configurable options for ProFTPD Server
System configuration
Path to ProFTPD config file
Path to ProFTPD executable
Path to ProFTPD PID file
Path to ftpusers file
Command to start ProFTPD Automatic

So, I should change the paths there to the path above?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:43 PM   #8
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None of the above. ProFTPd is a different FTP server, you are using VSFTPd. Does webmin support vsftpd, anyone?

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:45 PM   #9
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I also have WU FTPD available. Can I use that?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:53 PM   #10
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Dunno, as i said before I don't use webmin. I would imagine its only telling webmin what servies to manage. If you don't use your machine as an ftp server then you don't need to worry about it.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:55 PM   #11
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Jamie,

Come on now. My whole point of asking this question is because I am planning on using it as an FTP server. Otherwise, why would I have asked these questions??
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:00 PM   #12
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Er, good point.

So webmin is running locally (on the same server as will be the ftp server)? What currently happens if you ftp to the server? Do you need webmin?

cheers!

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:02 PM   #13
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I just googled for "webmin vsftpd" and it looks like you'll need to install a third-party webmin module - http://webmin.thirdpartymodules.com/?page=Servers .

I wouldn't use wuftpd if I were you.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:06 PM   #14
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Hi,

Yeah, I can connect to the FTP server from another box, but now I need to setup which directories I want to share. .. How do I do that? I have software in a directory /software that I wish to share via ftp connections. How would I do that?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:10 PM   #15
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Okay, I got that, now how do I plug it in?
 
  


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