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Old 09-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Frox FTP Proxy


I am running Sabayon Linux 13 and would like to use the FTP proxy Frox. However, after installing I can't configure it for use. When I open the file /etc/frox.conf it is blank. Does anyone know how to properly set it up?
 
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I am running Sabayon Linux 13 and would like to use the FTP proxy Frox. However, after installing I can't configure it for use. When I open the file /etc/frox.conf it is blank. Does anyone know how to properly set it up?
The installation guide from the Frox site does:
http://frox.sourceforge.net/doc/FAQ-3.html

It tells you there is a sample configuration file that's present...you have to move it to that location, since by default it's in /usr/local/etc/frox.conf. Did you install this from source or from a package?
 
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I installed from source. Thank you, I will try this out.
 
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This didn't work. Any attempt to move the directory /usr/local/etc/frox.conf yeilds the message "mv: cannot stat ‘/usr/local/etc/frox.conf’: No such file or directory".
 
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This didn't work. Any attempt to move the directory /usr/local/etc/frox.conf yeilds the message "mv: cannot stat ‘/usr/local/etc/frox.conf’: No such file or directory".
Since you installed from source, did you check the source directory for the frox.conf file that comes with the source? Read the README file that has installation instructions? And if you didn't run the installation as root, then the files aren't going to be where they need to be, since a 'regular' user won't have rights.
 
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Well, since my last post I assumed I did something wrong with the build and decided to reinstall from the package repos. Nothing changed, though, I still get the same output when trying to move it.
 
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Well, since my last post I assumed I did something wrong with the build and decided to reinstall from the package repos. Nothing changed, though, I still get the same output when trying to move it.
Well, the .conf file comes in the source package....you can move it from there to wherever you want it. If you now installed from package (which you always should), then the .conf file is in that. The location may be different, so you might actually have to look for it. Try (as root), "find / -name frox.conf". Once you find it, move it wherever you'd like. If you don't find it, do an "rpm -ql | grep conf", to find out if the file is a sample, perhaps with a different name. If you find a file, move THAT.
 
  


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