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I'm a real newbie, working with a pretty fresh Mandrake 8.2 install.
I've installed linux because i have clients who want dynamic websites based on php/mysql (or postgres). So, i have this mandrake box (test server) sitting on my network, I want to be able to ftp to it from another (non-server) box on the network, and i'd like my ftp client (on the other machine) to end up looking at the Apache root html directory (whatever you call it - the directory where the server's html files are going to be), so i can dump my files in.
I HAVE NO IDEA where to start. I can login with my main user account ("admin"), this drops me into /home/admin. I can even backtrack in my client to /var/www/html, but i don't have permissions to write.
Where do i can configure this stuff (and what commands or programs do i have to use)?
and what's the best 'linux for people who want to setup an intranet linux server' book you've read?
Originally posted by andjules I want to be able to ftp to it from another (non-server) box on the network, and i'd like my ftp client (on the other machine) to end up looking at the Apache root html directory (whatever you call it - the directory where the server's html files are going to be), so i can dump my files in.
thanks, but no. proFTPd is up and running, and like I said, I can ftp the machine by logging in with my main user account. WHAT i can't do is a) get access to my web folder (Apache's default html folder), b) log in anonymously, and c) I'm not sure how to create a user, set it's default ftp folder, etc.
a) In my MDK 7.2 /var/www/html is owned by root, group root. If it's the same in 8.2, you'll need to
* create a new group (for users who will have writing permission to Apache main directory)
* add those users to the group
* change group owning the directory to this newly-created group
* add the group writing permission to the directory
I think you can do this using MDK's nice configuration tools.
b) anymous login? Maybe not anonymous, because you're going to give this user writing prmission to Apache directory...
* edit /etc/ftpaccess
* set guest-root to /var/www/html (so this will be the starting directory)
c) new user
OR you can use linuxconf, for example, or SWAT, or Webmin...
Ftp folder seetings are in /etc/ftpaccess