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Old 10-27-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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Upload files to newly setup server via FTP


I just set up a new server on which I intend to host my website. I used Fedora Core 6.

Where do I even begin to be able to upload my site files to this server from an external location?

I have FTP software on my windows machine that I use for site development, but don't know where to start as far as connecting to my own server and where to upload the files to.

Is there a specific address that I should be able to find or create for FTP transfers?

Where do my site files get stored for public access?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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This may help;
http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...notes.html#FTP
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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That is a good site, but it deals mostly in graphical mode with vsftp. I am running text mode with proftp installed. Someone recommended proftp over vsftp, so I installed it, but don't know how to use it. I also don't know how to use vsftp, so I am in the same boat either way.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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Here are some samples;
http://www.proftpd.org/docs/example-conf.html
Here are some FAQ;
http://www.proftpd.org/docs/faq/linked/faq-ch5.html
This is for gentoo but may help with setup;
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ProFTPD
Did you start it;
/etc/init.d/proftpd start
what errors?

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:59 PM   #5
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Your apache web server document root will, by default, be in /var/www/html. You didn't say whether your Windows FTP software is a server or a client, or both, but I will guess it is a client. You should be able to use it from Windows, to connect to your Fedora FTP server (which may, hopefully) be disabled. If it is, become root (su -), and do
Code:
service ftp start
. With luck, your Windows FTP client will know how to do recursive transfers to copy your stuff to the Apache document root on the Fedora server. CGI code will go in the /var/www/cgi-bin directory. If you do happen to have a SSH client on Windows, it can probably do the recursive copy (with the -r switch), and won't require you to run the very insecure FTP server on your Fedora host. If this is a one-time only transfer, I suggest turning the FTP server off as soon as you are complete. If you are planning to do this iteratively as you develop your web site, I suggest you find a better way to copy files, such as the aforementioned secure-copy. There are quite a few details left as an execise for the original poster. Ask back here with more specific questions as they arise.

Obastacles you may run into:
document root file permissions
SE-Linux

--- rod.
 
  


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