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Old 01-05-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
jesman_dell
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FTP Server-PLEASE HELP!


I have installed Mandrake 9.2 and I am TOTALLY new to Linux. I have played around with it, but am not experienced with it at all.

I installed it on the suggestion from a good friend and I am wanting to set this box up as an FTP server for sharing. But I have NO idea where to start.

I installed ALL the packages when doing my installation, but I need some help in where to go from here.

I love to learn, so if someone could get me pointed in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks
 
Old 01-05-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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well you can get a good head start by reading the proftpd howto located in the linuxquestions answers section ..
 
Old 01-05-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
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okay. you're first step should really be to make sure its secure. You don't want to set it all up and have to reformat right? Start by making sure all unnessary services are off (apache, telnet, cups, etc). Next make sure you have the latest version of ssh and whatever ftp server you want. Maybe do a port scan on the machine the results should look something like this.

Quote:
Starting nmap 3.30 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2004-01-05 11:05 MST
Interesting ports on somedomain (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx):
(The 1635 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
Port State Service
21/tcp open ftp
22/tcp open ssh
that is assuming its a pure ftp server, but that would be a good start.
I know in redhat typing setup in a terminal will give you an easy way to choose what services startup on boot, but I'm not sure if mandrake has anything like that. Maybe someone with a little more Mandrake exp can shed some light on that?

If you tell us what ftp server you plan to use I'm sure we can give you some specifics on how to set it up

good luck
 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:05 PM   #4
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OK -

I dl'd the ProFTP and when I went to install it, I got the following error:

rpm --install proftpd-1.2.9-1.9.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libcrypto.so.4 is needed by proftpd-1.2.9-1.9
libssl.so.4 is needed by proftpd-1.2.9-1.9
 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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I must've hit the wrong button!

I don't know what this means and what to do about it?

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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thats not a problem. go to rpmfind.net and use their search to find the right rpm packages that provide libcrypto.so.4 and libssl.so.4 (i believe they're both in the openssl rpm). Just install the newest version they have.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:10 AM   #7
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if you installed mdk 9.2, it cames with ftp sever....
go to rpm package managment. click add package.
click all files, they type ftp, it will auto install all the dependencies
 
Old 01-06-2004, 03:29 AM   #8
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Just my suggestion, but have a look at pureftp. I was using pro for a long time, but pure just kicks ass. It's so fast, and very secure if set up right. You can also get a graphical plugin for kde so you can set up users and monitor transfers and speeds.

Evilone...
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:01 PM   #9
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Thank you!

I thank all of you for your help! I will try all that is listed here and let you know how it works! Hopefully, some of you would like to help me out in testing my FTP server when (and if! LOL) I get it up and running.

I have to say -

I have been a member of another board for quite some time and have never had the response that I have gotten from this board.

Thank you all and I hope to one day be able to help other noobs like myself.

Sincerely -

jesman
 
  


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