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Old 01-05-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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help install proftp


lol i know this should be easy but im totally stupid with linux.

how do i install Proftp and configure it. I THINK i have it installed but i have no clue if i do or not. If you could point me to a web site that has idiot proof instructions i would really apreciate it.

i am on redhat8.0
 
Old 01-05-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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try
http://proftpd.linux.co.uk/localsite...userguide.html
good luck
 
Old 01-05-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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omg thats alot of info thanks for the help .
 
Old 01-05-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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I am guessing that proftp is your server not a client right? i am also new to linux red hat 8.0 and want to run an ftp / http server, anyone got any suggestions?
 
Old 01-05-2003, 08:11 PM   #5
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yes this is for a ftp server not client.
 
Old 01-05-2003, 10:34 PM   #6
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cool

Nice, let me know how that goes. I think i also posted a topic like this on another forum and i was told that linux comes with a bunch of web / ftp servers, i knew this but if u dont have them on the machine right now, try the install cd's again, thats what i di and now i think i have 3 ftp servers waiting to be installed.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 03:33 PM   #7
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lol well i think i got the server installed i just dont know how to add accts and stuff.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 09:48 PM   #8
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Do you have the server up and running at all or have you not messed with the configuration files yet?

As far as adding accounts, any user that has a regular user account on your system will have access via FTP unless you specifically block them. There is a file clled "ftpusers" in /etc/ . Any user that you add to that list will not have access to the system by FTP. If you dont want to allow annonymous access, just add FTP to that list because FTP is the annonymous user.

By default, when a user logs in they will be taken to their home directory. I use FTP on a server that I host a couple websits on. The way I do it is to add a user by the name of whatever the site is. Like user site1.com, then when user site1.com logs in he can add or delete files from his site. You can also set a default directory for all users that log in to go to a single directory rather than their home directorys if you need it like that instead. I am by no means an expert, but I have been playing with this around the clock for the last several days and I think I got it pretty nailed down.
 
Old 01-07-2003, 03:33 PM   #9
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Do you have the server up and running at all or have you not messed with the configuration files yet?

As far as adding accounts, any user that has a regular user account on your system will have access via FTP unless you specifically block them. There is a file clled "ftpusers" in /etc/ . Any user that you add to that list will not have access to the system by FTP. If you dont want to allow annonymous access, just add FTP to that list because FTP is the annonymous user.

By default, when a user logs in they will be taken to their home directory. I use FTP on a server that I host a couple websits on. The way I do it is to add a user by the name of whatever the site is. Like user site1.com, then when user site1.com logs in he can add or delete files from his site. You can also set a default directory for all users that log in to go to a single directory rather than their home directorys if you need it like that instead. I am by no means an expert, but I have been playing with this around the clock for the last several days and I think I got it pretty nailed down.
sounds like u got it all nailed down . well thanks for all the info.
 
  


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