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Ive looked, read, tried, tried and tried. I just cant seem to figure out how to be able to FTP to my linux box(the samba space specifically) from another comp. Id really like to have someone help me who know how to use/run pro-ftpd. It would most helpful.
i don`t know your distribution but
1. did you start an ftp service?
2. how is you firewall configurated?
3. can you ping your server ?
4. can you contact your server with ftp ?
5. is the special directory opened for ftp?
Originally posted by bripage I need to know how to set up my FTP sh*t so that I can access it anomously from a remote location. Can someone please HELP ME!!!!!!!!
Why anomously? Why not just create you a user with the path to the home directory in /etc/passwd. ie: instead of /home/username, put /path/to/samba/share. That way when you do get your ftpserver problem worked out, you can start up your ftp client on whatever you are using, and just supply a username and password, and you should connect straight to the directory where your samba space is.
If you want it to start automatic when comp boots:
add the above line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Anonymous FTP can be a bit tricky. There's an RPM that will set it up for you, but I realize you aren't using RH/MDK. I'm not sure if Slackware has an equivalent install or not.
I'll give you some basics on what has to be done though.
First of all, there has to be a user called "ftp" in your /etc/passwsd file. The home dir for that user will become the root dir when someone ftp's to your box as anonymous. Here's where the problem comes in... once that dir becomes the root, the system can't find some of the programs it needs to operate not to mention the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files for reference sake. So you basically have to setup a /bin, /etc, and /lib dir with the bare minimum files under ftp's home for it to work.
Here's a list of the files that were needed for anon ftp to work on my system (/var/ftp is where ftp's home dir is):