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Old 05-03-2007, 09:56 AM   #1
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Pure-FTPd


Hi, Im new to this linux and I wanted to setup a ftp server. So I download ftpd and unpacked it. Now Im stuck. I have a folder with a bunch of files and I know I might have to "make" files and install them. If someone could get me started it would be alot of help : ) Im also not using debian cause I dont want to just use the package thing, I would like to learn the commands to do these things.

Thank you,
John
 
Old 05-03-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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What distro?
cd to the folder you unpacked and it should have a readme or install file.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Oops forgot to put the distro. Im using slackware. I know there is proftpd but I dont know how to get it to work either, because there are not start commands in the rc.inetd file or any inetd file. I wish I knew what I was doing I should just swithc to a debian distro just so i dont have to go through all this trouble lol. When I try to start inetd it tells me no root must specify config file. plz help

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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Download a package from one of the slackware mirrors, for example vsftpd or proftpd and install one of these with the installpkg command to get ftp up quick. The packages linked above are for 11.0 btw.

If you want to compile you'll find a readme file in almost every souce archive telling you exactly what to do, as comprookie2000 already mentioned.

You'll come to the point where you really need or want to compile something when using slackware for a while, believe me

And there's probably easier things to compile for the first time than an ftp program...

Nevertheless, congrulations for your fine choice of a distro

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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One more question I have now installed but what do I do to run it. HaHa. Im so lost. I < all
 
Old 05-03-2007, 01:52 PM   #6
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Now you have some script like rc.xyftpd in your /etc/rc.d directory. Make that executable, you need to be root for that. Now the server will be started every time your box boots. You can revert that by making the file not executable anymore.

To finish the installation, you'll have to configure the server. This is done through editing some file prolly named similarly in /etc.

Which package exactly did you install?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 02:27 PM   #7
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I insalled the proftpd package btw. Im going to try and configure it and make the file executable and see if it all works. I do have the configure file for proftpd, but no file in the rc.d directory that relates to proftpd. Also if I try the command proftpd as root i get

- IPv6 getaddrinfo 'jiangshi.localdomain' error: Name or service not known
localhost - fatal: Socket operation on non-socket

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