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I recenly installed pure-ftpd and tested it using ftp localhost command..and its working. I dont see the graphical user interface like the one I saw in the screenshots...is commandline the only way to work with it???? I have Pureftpd version 1.0.12-1...this is getting really frustrating as i have been trying to configure it for quite sometimenow. Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
thanks in advance
I read through the pure-ftpd README file http://www.pureftpd.org/README I
found several pages of command line options. Nowhere in the documentation does it mention GUI buttons, menus, mouse clicks, etc.
From the evidence I would conclude that pure-ftpd is at present a command line program only although they may intend to add a GUI in the future.
This GUI version may be in the source code but they have not documented it
because it is still buggy. Try compiling pureftpd with this command:
make -f Makefile.gui
pure-ftpd is very easy to use also without a graphical interface, you just have to run it with root privileges by the console. The command sintax is not difficoult to be understanded, for example i run my server with this sintax:
See at this link: http://www.pureftpd.org/README
for the complete official documentation, don't be afraid if it looks long, you don't need to read all and learn it, you just must find what you need. The result is a very light and stable FTP server
Also if you execute the ./configure command with the --with-ftpwho flag you will be able to use the pure-ftpwho command for see who is connected to your FTP.
Hmm..I am currently reading the documentation..since you are running pureftpd, could u tell me how do i share directories ..its running on my machine right now and i dont know which directories are shared..
Using the information in that message I suggested that you try using the
command make -f Makefile.gui to see if you could compile the GUI version of
pure-ftpd. You reported the following error messages:
make: Makefile.gui: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile.gui'. Stop.
These error messages mean that the people who are writing pure-ftpd did not
include the GUI version in version 1.0.12-1.
So I think that pure-ftpd version 1.0.12-1 only works from the command line.
Probably a GUI version of pure-ftpd is being developed but it is not ready yet
to be released.
I have got it running now and i am currently making new user so that i can put files I want to share in that. I also have the dynamic ip address update client working...so hopefully i wont need gui interface afterall...you have been of great help jailbait and Eteria..thanks guys