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Old 06-28-2003, 07:40 PM   #16
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i uninstalled everything
typed whereis proftpd and deleted the files that wernt deleted
reinstalled it
started it
and it worked
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:44 PM   #17
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Really? Didnt' ahve to tamper with the .conf file as far as adding user names ..etc. ?
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:44 PM   #18
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I am getting access denied errors when i try to upload stuff unless i make wut im uploading ftp or nobody. If i go on another pc i cant upload eather.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:45 PM   #19
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Really? Didnt' ahve to tamper with the .conf file as far as adding user names ..etc. ?
nope, not at all
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:49 PM   #20
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I see.....it must be my router then ....because I had the exact same setup earlier...but now, I changed the user names and stuff...And the connection is still getting refused...however I'm not getting any errors when i do "./proftpd" ...
 
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well
try loging in as localhost once
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:56 PM   #22
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Do you mean try typing in the username as "localhost"? Because I cant even get a username prompt to pop up...it just gives me the same error it was giving you earlier.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 10:41 PM   #23
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hmm
 
Old 06-28-2003, 10:45 PM   #24
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look into the chown and chgrp commands, for setting the privledges on the ftps directorys..
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:11 AM   #25
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You shouldn't need to chown/chgrp anything just yet???

First off, let's go over setting up ProFTPD from Mandrake.

You will need to ensure you have it installed first and fore-most. To do that, as root:
urpmi proftpd

If it says it's installed, ensure with:
rpm -qa | grep proftpd

If you see the proftpd rpm installed, then move onto the next step.

Ensure your configuration file is correct, do that with:
less /etc/proftpd.conf

If one does not exist, there are examples on proftpd.org and on this site, even in this thread. You have several options, copy one of those, place it into a new file called:
/etc/proftpd.conf
Or create your own from options described from the documentation on www.proftpd.org
For the newb, grabbing an existing *working* one is ideal.

Then, you need to start proftpd, this is different on different systems. Some systems can:
/etc/init.d/proftpd start
Assuming proftpd exists in that directory. Other systems:
chkconfig, webmin, and I'm sure SuSE has something in YaST. On Mandrake I do believe the "/etc/init.d/proftpd start" should be what you need (not on it right now so I really can't tell for sure). If you want this to start up on each subsequent reboot, you can look into the Mandrake Control Center for info on daemons/applications that startup on each boot.

To test we can simply start it as root:
/usr/sbin/proftpd &

Type that into a console, if there are no errors, we will assume it has started, now to check it we will:
ps aux | grep ftp
And look for the proftpd daemon running. Another way to check is:
ftp localhost
And a dialogue box should appear that asks for a login name and password. If it does, then proftpd is running.

HTH

Cool
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:16 AM   #26
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well i mentioned it because if they got their ftp up and they are getting accessed denied and 412 errors it is mainly due to the fact that the inproper group/user has ownership on the folder which denys the ftp users access...by the sounds of it they have their ftps up so i didn't think explanation on the config was necessary, but i may have missed or overread something
 
  


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