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Old 09-26-2001, 04:08 PM   #1
mmason
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Setting up FTP services on RH 7.1


Greetings All!

RedHat rookie here, I have managed to install RH 7.1, get the Apache server up and running, and secure some of the holes. Now.. I need to get a FTP area up and available to our users here at the office. I can't seem to find documentation on how to do this? Can someone point me in the right direction?

Peace!

Mark
 
Old 09-27-2001, 04:06 PM   #2
torp
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Ftp

Hi there
To set up an Ftp server (ftpd = ftp deamon) should not be a big problem on Redhat....
Make sure you have the ftp server installed....
I would recomment Wu-ftpd which comes allong with Redhat, so it is on the cdrom....
Besides the server you can install a package called anonftp which allows anonymous ftp'ing to you'r Linux box
If you run the setup command in a console you can set up which services linux should start up during boot... (so there you choose the ftpd service :-) )
Then it should be running, but notice that the root user cant ftp to the computer (security because ftp passwords are cleatext) (root user cant telnet eighter)
And it is not recommented to use the root user for you'r everyday work..
whenever needing to run commands that require root use the su (shift user) to do so...
Well back to subject....
Then your ftpd should be running, and you can log in to you'r ftp with a username and password (or as anonymous if anonftp is installed)
When loggin in as a user you have read acces to the entire filesystem....
If you have linuxconf installed, you can use it to alter the ftp settings, or there should be a conf file in /etc/ftpd or /etc/ called ftpd.conf or something like that.....

Hope that could be of any help
Regards Torp
 
  


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