Hi all -
I have a bit of a scenario here. My friend is running an Apache web server on a LInux box with a foo-bar'd GUI. (Somehow, he crashed the system to the extent that it continues to work as his web server, but cannot boot into X-windows).
Anyhoooo he wants to add FTP access to a subdirectory on his apache server. He can administer the server through the command line with no problem.
Here are my questions -
1. How can I check to see if any FTP programs already exist on the system? I suppose I could just do a "which" for the major ones, like proftpd? Anything else you'd suggest?
2. Assuming no FTP programs exist, are there any good (read: easy to set up) FTP servers that are command-line based, that I can install without access to the GUI? (I'm fine with the whole configure/make/make install process, if that helps. I have no idea what distro he's using).
3. And finally... just to verify that I'm understanding my tasks correctly. Once I install an FTP server and create a user account on the FTP server, I then have to chmod the web directory to 755 and give ownership to the FTP user. Is that correct?
Thanks in advance - I'm newbie-enough to Linux to not yet be comfortable administering someone else's machine!! (Hacking around on my own machine is fine - but this is a production web server, and even though it's screwed up to begin with, at least it's working, and I'd hate to do more damage!!)