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Old 12-19-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
zerosouls
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ProFTP Installation and Run help.. BASIC


Okay, well this is my first time with Linux so I hope this isn't a too too bad :P

Anyways I downloaded and ran the RPM installer for Mandrake 9.1 of Proftpd (latest version) and it completed and what not. But I don't know where it installed to to start it up or anything... Any pointers?

And if this has been asked, nothing came up in the search, sorry.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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You may find the executable in the /usr/bin directory.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:37 AM   #3
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I tried the executable file in a console but I do believe that is just a client FTP file. I am still not sure how to get ProFTP up and running. I have tried with the console command install and with the RPM install. Neither have helped me
 
Old 12-19-2003, 01:14 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by zerosouls
I tried the executable file in a console but I do believe that is just a client FTP file. I am still not sure how to get ProFTP up and running. I have tried with the console command install and with the RPM install. Neither have helped me
Haven't tried "man proftpd" then?

in case you don't know, typing "man commandname" will give you a short description and how-to.

config file -------> /etc/proftpd.conf
daemon ---------> /usr/sbin/proftpd

for more info:

http://www.proftpd.org/docs/faq/proftpdfaq.html
http://proftpd.linux.co.uk/localsite...uide_full.html (big d/l)

GIYF

Last edited by frogman; 12-19-2003 at 01:20 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:40 PM   #5
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edit the config file in /etc/proftpd.conf to suit your needs...its pretty self explanatory...

then, go to the mandrake control center/system/DrakXservices and start up the proftpd service. also, check the "on startup" box...

alternately, you can also set up proftpd via webmin, though i think its actually more difficult then simply editing the conf file...

hope this helps...
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:42 PM   #6
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oh...and i dont know how new you are to it, but make sure you edit the proftpd.conf file as root (by running a text editor as root), cause otherwise you cant save it...
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:05 PM   #7
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I have never used this pgm but if you can't get it going you can always get ftp by typing 'ftp YourDesiredDomain.com' in a terminal window.
Also, most of the browsers and file managers I use work as ftp programs as well.
Databases such as the whereis database take time to update so keep the system on for a day or two and it might show up.
Good luck, james
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:07 PM   #8
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rhythmking: you are talking about ftp clients. and proftpd is an ftp server...just thought id clear that up...
 
  


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