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Old 12-11-2001, 09:03 PM   #1
Scotty2435
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Help with FTP


Hey I'm a big Linux newbie my largest accomplishement being a working samba so remember to speak in small words.

I can't get ws-ftp to work. I got it with my red hat cd and i made sure it was installed correctly according to the red hat cd thingy. First of all I don't know what to put in my configuration files in /etc especially my ftpservers file. Please help
 
Old 12-13-2001, 11:44 AM   #2
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are you talking about wu-ftpd?
this file is set to disable = yes by default.
I would not worry about putting anything in ftpservers, unless you are doing it for a particular reason.

/etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd

# default: on
# description: The wu-ftpd FTP server serves FTP connections. It uses \
# normal, unencrypted usernames and passwords for authentication.
service ftp
{
disable = yes
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/in.ftpd
server_args = -l -a
log_on_success += DURATION USERID
log_on_failure += USERID
nice = 10
}



check out the docs in /usr/share/doc/wu-ftp-2.?.?/

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Old 12-13-2001, 08:12 PM   #3
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thanks a bunch. I'll try that when I get the time to boot into linux.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 03:01 PM   #4
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ok i can now connect but I can't login. I've been trying root and my normal root password and my only user account on this machine with its pass. I tried it from another machine to and I could not login please help.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 03:28 PM   #5
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I'd really like to be able to telnet and ftp in as root with / as my starting dir. I can login in to telnet as a basic account but not as root.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 03:39 PM   #6
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I'd really like to be able to telnet and ftp in as root with / as my starting dir. I can login in to telnet as a basic account but not as root.
first off, root is disabled to login to telnet by default since on a open telnet session, anyone could get anything your sending across a network, and its not a very good idea to just give your root password away.. if you want that, you might as well just post it up here for everyone to see.
if you want to telnet with root privileges though, i would suggest first ssh instead of telnet, then you can either setup sudo for your user account or su into as root once logged in.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 03:42 PM   #7
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any ideas on the ftp side of things I stil can't log in to ftp as any user

thanks
 
Old 12-15-2001, 06:03 PM   #8
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Old 12-16-2001, 10:12 AM   #9
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ok, how about your ftphosts file is the user in there.


and the ftpusers file, users in this file will be denied access.


Is the program running?



http://www.wu-ftpd.org/man/ftpaccess.html


http://www.wu-ftpd.org/wu-ftpd-faq.html

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Old 12-16-2001, 09:56 PM   #10
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i got it work. Thanks a bunch to everyone who helped me out.
 
  


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