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Old 03-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Find a website to host my MultiDistroDVD so newbie's can download it?


Are there any free Linux or file hosting websites that I can upload a 4.6 GB MultiDistro DVD so people can download the ISO image?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 04:48 AM   #2
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There are free hosting sites but they typically they have pretty strict rules regarding other users downloading these files. I wouldn't be able to tell you more than what you'd find by googling "free ftp hosting." Can't you just set up vsftpd and have them pull it off your machine?
 
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There are free hosting sites but they typically they have pretty strict rules regarding other users downloading these files. I wouldn't be able to tell you more than what you'd find by googling "free ftp hosting." Can't you just set up vsftpd and have them pull it off your machine?
Most ISPs do not allow this, but enforcement may vary....

This is the kind of thing where having your own website pays off.
 
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If you use vsftpd then the files are encrypted and not subject to monitoring.
 
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vsftpd is a standard ftp server, not sftp
 
Old 03-21-2009, 06:04 AM   #6
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You need sftp client to connect to vsftpd. You can't just ftp into a vsftpd server.

Edit: Ok whatever - that's not right. In any event just use sftpd and sftp-compatible clients and you're good.

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Old 03-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #7
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OK-how do I setup my machine as a server so that others can download it?
I have many distro's-including server distro's, but I have never setup a server-can somebody help?
Do I just setup a website and then what?
Would I just have a link on my website so when someone clicks it, they get their download?
It would be great if someone could help me with this.
Thanks!
 
Old 03-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #8
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OK-I think I can go the bittorrent route-can someone help with a "how-to" set it up?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #9
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Who said anything about bittorrent?!?! Just install vsftpd. You'll need to read the man page and the contents of /etc/vsftpd.conf to configure it to your needs. Once you do that, users can connect to the server by navigating to ftp://<ftp_server_name_or_ip_address> You can set it so they have to log in and therefore can only view folders you want that user to see, or you can set it so that anyone can login as long as they provide the username "anonymous" and their email address as a password.
 
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OK-I have it installed-but don't understand if I need one computer or more?
The instructions aren't very clear and I have never run a server-can you help more?
Also, I tried editing the vsftpd.conf with nano and it would not let me-permission denied.

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Old 03-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #11
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Here is the vsftpd.conf-
Code:
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
#
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
#
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# capabilities.
#
#
# Run standalone?  vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
# daemon started from an initscript.
listen=YES
#
# Run standalone with IPv6?
# Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
# instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
# exclusive.
#listen_ipv6=YES
#
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
anonymous_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
#local_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
#write_enable=YES
#
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
#local_umask=022
#
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
#anon_upload_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
#
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
dirmessage_enable=YES
#
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
xferlog_enable=YES
#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
connect_from_port_20=YES
#
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever
#
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
#xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
#
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
#xferlog_std_format=YES
#
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
#idle_session_timeout=600
#
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
#data_connection_timeout=120
#
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure
#
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
#async_abor_enable=YES
#
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
#ascii_upload_enable=YES
#ascii_download_enable=YES
#
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
#
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
#deny_email_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails
#
# You may restrict local users to their home directories.  See the FAQ for
# the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
# chroot_list_enable below.
#chroot_local_user=YES
#
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
#chroot_list_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list
#
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
#ls_recurse_enable=YES
#
#
# Debian customization
#
# Some of vsftpd's settings don't fit the Debian filesystem layout by
# default.  These settings are more Debian-friendly.
#
# This option should be the name of a directory which is empty.  Also, the
# directory should not be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used
# as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not require filesystem
# access.
secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd
#
# This string is the name of the PAM service vsftpd will use.
pam_service_name=vsftpd
#
# This option specifies the location of the RSA certificate to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
# This option specifies the location of the RSA key to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
As I said-even using nano it would not let me edit it.
Also I am in SuperUbuntu 8.10 running vsftpd.

Last edited by linus72; 03-21-2009 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 04:52 PM   #12
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UPdate-
Here is the vsftpd.conf after I edited it. I just copied the vsftpd.conf to my desktop, edited it, then cp'd back to /etc.
However-there seem to be no "how-to"'s or docs with it-where is the man page for it?
Code:
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
#
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
#
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# capabilities.
#
#
# Run standalone?  vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
# daemon started from an initscript.
listen=YES
#
# Run standalone with IPv6?
# Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
# instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
# exclusive.
listen_ipv6=YES
#
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
anonymous_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
local_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
#write_enable=YES
#
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
local_umask=022
#
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
#anon_upload_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
#
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
dirmessage_enable=YES
#
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
xferlog_enable=YES
#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
connect_from_port_20=YES
#
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever
#
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
#xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
#
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
#xferlog_std_format=YES
#
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
#idle_session_timeout=600
#
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
#data_connection_timeout=120
#
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure
#
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
#async_abor_enable=YES
#
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
#ascii_upload_enable=YES
#ascii_download_enable=YES
#
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
ftpd_banner=Welcome to Megaloth FTP service.
#
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
#deny_email_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails
#
# You may restrict local users to their home directories.  See the FAQ for
# the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
# chroot_list_enable below.
#chroot_local_user=YES
#
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
#chroot_list_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list
#
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
#ls_recurse_enable=YES
#
#
# Debian customization
#
# Some of vsftpd's settings don't fit the Debian filesystem layout by
# default.  These settings are more Debian-friendly.
#
# This option should be the name of a directory which is empty.  Also, the
# directory should not be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used
# as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not require filesystem
# access.
secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd
#
# This string is the name of the PAM service vsftpd will use.
pam_service_name=vsftpd
#
# This option specifies the location of the RSA certificate to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
# This option specifies the location of the RSA key to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
Does this look right?
Where do I put the file/iso image to enable someone to download it?
Also-what's the ftp address for download?

Last edited by linus72; 03-21-2009 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #13
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It seems about right, you put the iso in the /home/ftp directory, if you have a firewall make sure to route 21 and 20 to your local ip.

Allso if you cant edit the file use "sudo nano /etc/vftpd.conf" perhaps?

Last edited by cowlol; 03-21-2009 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #14
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OK-I just copied the iso image to the /home/ftp folder-now how do I figure out what the ftp address is so others can download it?
Also, I have a firewall but it isn't running-should it be?
Thanks for your help!
Here is what is on the DVD-
1-Ubuntu 8.04.02 Desktop
2-Ultimate Boot CD
3-Damn Small Linux 4.4.10
4-Feather Linux 0.7.5
5-a Puplet called PupFlux412
6-Austrummi
7-GEEXBOX
8-a customized Slax-build(developer-tools)
9-Deli-Linux
10-Wolvix-Hunter
11-RIP Linux
12-SystemRescueCD
13-Trinity-RescueKit
14-PartedMagic
15-Easeus Diskcopy
16-NT Password
17-Clonezilla
18-Debian Lenny Netinstall
19-Mandriva 2008 Netinstall
20-Ubuntu 8.10 Miniiso
21-OpenSuse Netinstall
22-Fedora 10 Netinstall
23-Slackware 12.2 Netinstall (http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/12.2/) it's not complete-you gotta input full path to each mirror/package url-
24-BackTrack3
25-Zenwalk 5.2 Livecd
26-Slack-Mini-server
 
Old 03-21-2009, 05:10 PM   #15
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http://whatsmyip.org/ check out that site, do you have a router? THen you need to route aswell.

Btw, why so many wierd distros and no deice cds to go with backtracker? =)
 
  


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