Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Newbie with New Red Hat 9 install. During Install requested FTP server setup. Can see vsftpd and xinetd start in boot seq. Can't login remotely (Win2K machine). Do receive Login prompt ... respond with UN/PW that is valid on FTP machine ... not accepted... (local_enable=yes in vsftpd.conf). Anonymous not accepted even though ... anonymous_enable=yes in vsftpd.conf. Don't see various files like ftpaccess, ftphosts, etc. anywhere??? Where should vsftpd.conf be? Almost seems like vsftpd.conf is not being used? Very confused! Becoming irrational!! Misco$oft starting to look good! Please Heeeelp!
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
# to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
# ASCII mode.
# These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
ftpd_banner=Welcome to The High Desert Museum FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
#enable for standalone mode
In Red Hat 9, vsftpd should work 'out of the box' for both anonymous download and local users (i.e. Linux system users) download/upload (it did for me). It should work fine so long as you:
A. Are using a real Linux user id and password (or 'anonymous' and an email address), with the correct case.
B. Haven't edited any of the files which came with vsftpd ('rpm -ql vsftpd' will list the files).
C. Have the FTP server running ('/etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd status' as root will tell you).
D. Don't have a firewall running which is configured to block you FTP server.
You may want to check '/var/log/vsftpd.log' or you 'dmesg' to see if their are any errors.
B. No edits
C. Here may be the problem ... response is
500: OOPS: vsftpd: Cannot open specified config file.
D. I have a Firewall between my Micro$oft Exchange/main file server and the Internet, but the machine I'm trying to access is a seperate (local IP Address) IntRAnet Apache Web server. My assumption (Yah, Yah, I know!!) was that the Firewall was blocking access from the internet to the main file server only. Am I wrong here?