LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This 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.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-15-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
TC10284
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
FTP (vsftpd) and web server (apache)


Hello all.

I am looking to setup an FTP server and web server using either Fedora Core 5 or CentOS 4.3. I currently have CentOS 4.3 installed on the system I am planning to use. I plan to use the server on my DMZ so I can get rid of some port forwards to my internal network.

I currently have my FTP and webserver setup using Windows Server 2003. Both are private and only I will be using them. That means, I will have to have both the FTP server and web server require a login with most likely no guest accounts. I would like to be able to easily (learn how to) add a new user if in the future I need to.

Do you guys/girls have a preference for which OS (of the above) and do you have or know of any tutorials on how to do this?

I apologize if I am a n00b. I'm proficient with Windows and I have worked with Linux for about a year, mostly using the GUI and command line, but not really configuring any services (config files - except for BOINC and boinc projects).

Thanks for your time!

Last edited by TC10284; 07-15-2006 at 04:34 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
Ygrex
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Russia (St.Petersburg)
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 664

Rep: Reputation: 68
I know about ftp.
vsftp would be a good choice, though sure it suffers from the common ftp problem - passwords are transfered uncrypted, I'm in doubt, whether ftp could be really very secure :-\
but configuring facility, memory consumption and flexibility are well in vsftpd

best regards
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
TC10284
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well, I understand that. I guess what I meant by "secure" was a requiring a login. I understand that sending the username/pass in cleartext isn't "secure", but I am wanting a web/FTP server that requires a login (non-public).

Last edited by TC10284; 07-15-2006 at 06:15 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vsftpd, web uploads, vsftpd virtual users, apache virtual hosts, home directories jerryasher Linux - Software 7 02-18-2007 06:29 AM
Ftp(through web site access to ftp server) kelper Linux - Software 3 01-11-2006 07:03 PM
vsftpd FTP server problems. paquete Slackware 2 10-20-2005 11:38 AM
FTP server help -Vsftpd BinkyFiz Linux - Software 0 02-28-2005 06:56 PM
setting up password protected web forms on an apache web server AZDAVE Linux - Security 3 07-07-2004 12:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration