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Old 03-19-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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Got pretty far, but just short of goal...Apache/FTP Question(s)


HowD all,

First things first, this site rules. I usually find all my questions have been asked and answered in a search of the forum...

...but

I was not able to find some info on the DocumentRoot for Apache. I want to change the current DR from /usr/local/apache/htdocs to something like /home/name/www. The reason for this is like a typical virtual domain name web hoster...you have a domain, you ftp your pages up, and bam, that's what's loaded. I tried using some various link arrangements...no dice. I'm obviously missing something here.

The second question I had is that I've installed vsftp and it works great. But...how can I have someone ftp into the linux box, and his/her home directory is actually two directories on a different box that is running that other OS? The HD on the linux box is small and I want to serve files on the computer that is running that other OS. I have installed SAMBA, and I can see the Samba server under the computers that are in the workgroup when viewing from that other computer. How can I actually share the files back and forth? Can I have files servered "Through" the linux box?

Any help is appreciated...TIA

-G-
 
Old 03-19-2003, 01:06 AM   #2
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how about mounting the remote system files on ur system using samba and then use them
 
Old 03-19-2003, 01:15 AM   #3
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Since the 0 replies is gone, and you've already got your email, I will re-itterate my suggestion here

About 1/3 the way down my httpd.conf file I found Apache's DocumentRoot, you can edit that to whatever you want to be the "home directory" for apache, and that *should* work.



Cool
 
Old 03-19-2003, 09:56 AM   #4
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Originally posted by MasterC
Since the 0 replies is gone, and you've already got your email, I will re-itterate my suggestion here
I'm not quite sure what you mean by your statement above. Maybe it's too early in the morning...need the java to kick in.

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About 1/3 the way down my httpd.conf file I found Apache's DocumentRoot, you can edit that to whatever you want to be the "home directory" for apache, and that *should* work.



Cool
Unfortunately it's not that simple. I already changed the httpd.conf file to reflect where I want the DocumentRoot to be (changed two lines in the .conf file for DocumentRoot). I'm starting to think this is a permission issue. I seem to "Not have permission" when I try to view the index.html file in the new DocumentRoot. I'm too new to Linux to really understand the permission issue...perhaps suggestions along that line? Sorry for such a bone head question.

As far as mounting the drives from the other computer running that other OS, I've tried that. I can't seem to mount them. I tried something like (I can't quite remember) mount -t //<computer name> <mount point> or some such thing. I think I had a user in there too somewhere. Anyway...no dice. I can't even look in the linux box from the computer running that other OS.

I got so close to where I wanted to be after doing a LAMP install. It actually worked...just not quite the way I wanted...so far.

Thanks again for all the comments and advice.

As always, TIA

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