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It depends a lot what you want to do with ftp. For example, my system only allows users to log on and has no anonymous access or uploading.
However, to set it up is pretty straightforward. CentOS comes with vsftp (and maybe other servers), but all I needed to do was to play around with /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and start the daemon. I did it a while back, but as I recall it took next to no time to get it running.
I'd suggest you have a look at the config file, as it'd pretty well commented. There's aslo man vsftpd.conf which goes into far more detail.
1. rpm -iUVh vfstpd*.rpm (in your CentOS DVD iso under Centos folder)
2. ensure you firewall is not blocking (you might temporary disable firewall to diagnose first), service iptables stop
3. make your ftp services started (service vsftpd start) and (chkconfig vsftpd on)
4. check your ftp (service vsftpd status)
5. try ftp localhost and use another pc to ftp to you vsftpd server
Last edited by linuxhantu; 12-07-2009 at 04:51 AM.
I am trying to create a user that will allow my web builder to log in and update my website and i can't seem to figure out how to create a user that he can use to do that he uses dream weaver and the weavers ability to log in and let you work on the files through ftp so i was going to create a user called webdream but so far i have not had any luck
can some one tell me how to do it
i know i can log in with winspc and do anything but my web builder needs ftp access
here is my vsftpd.conf file listing
ftpd_banner=Welcome you have made it to my FTP site.
here is the directory listing that the user needs to have access to
drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 May 22 12:09 var
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Apr 4 17:23 www
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Apr 4 17:23 html