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I have a NAS, (WD MyBook world edition II) And so I want to install some FTP so I can access the hardisk remotely. I have read tons of pages, forum posts, and was "told" I needed to use "ssh". OK followed some guidelines, and by using "PuTTy" I was able to gain access (I think). Following the guide I ended up in [root@MyBookWorld ~] #.
Ok know they guide tells me to add something to the /etc/inittab
PROBLEM!!: How the H... do I do that?!
(guide can be found at nanalegumene.net/using-ssh-and-ftp-on-western-digital-mybook-world/
I really need someone to explain this to me like I am a four-year-old with learning dissorders, 'cause this Linux is Greek to me:-)
Hope someone will try and answer the post and help me out :-)
I've found the "nano" website with mulitple download options, but the unzipped files is not really do me any good..Let me guess,: it needs to be installed? (wonder if I'll ever get this done..and working..lol)
Ok, so How do I install this nano thing?
by the way, I thought tha PuTTy program was such and editor...guess not...I tried the "/etc/vsftpd.conf" command and it returned:
-bash: /etc/vsftpd.conf: Permission denied
any ideas why? what permission?
PS. you can find the address to the guide that "recommends" installing to "/", in the very first post.
Last edited by xwishmasterx; 07-09-2008 at 12:28 PM.
I forgot for a moment that we are talking about some embedded system(?) - so it seems vi is your only option. My bad.
Also forget my complaits on how you are supposed to install it - it is probably o.k.
Find some info on how to use vi though...
Thanks for all your help guys (girls?), but I have come to realize that this is way to wierd (and complicated) for me to do. I simple do not have time or the will to learn what I need, to make this work probably.
Sorry to hear that - I read through the guide and it all seems pretty straightforward.
But you made a typo - can't you just use copy&paste instead of typing it in?
One typo was in the command to download and extract it - this is why you got the error. -O ... this is the capital letter "O" and not the number 0 wget ftp://ftp.penguin.cz/pub/users/mhi/mybook/vsftpd.tar.gz -q -O - | tar xzvf - -C /
Or is the problem with "vi" ?
You can start to type after you hit "i" for "insert"
When you are done you save the file by
1.) hitting ESCAPE (to change the mode from insert mode to command mode)
2.) then you type " :wq " for write and then quit
A little more effort is required to know what needs to be written to configure the ftp-server so you can use it.
From what I read in that guide I had the impression that "vi" was just put to use - it was used because it is already installed there.
Is it not?
After all, it is a linux system - even though a stripped down one.
vi /etc/vsftpd.conf will open the file /etc/vsftpd.conf in vi
hit i and start to edit - when you are done : ESCAPE followed by :wq and you are done (don't forget the colon)