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Old 09-29-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
to_kallon
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vsftpd in gentoo


hi. i'm not exactly a noob but i use redhat personally and am presented with a problem. specifically i am working to set up an ftp site (vsftpd) on a computer that is not my own and the owner of which insists on using gentoo. while much of the configuration is the same as in redhat, i find that some files are missing from places i would expect them to be. most important is the users file where i would normally specify users who are allowed to access the site. i do not have the option of using anonymous users as the site is extremely private and the owner of the computer prefers that users of the site not have actual accounts on the computer itself. in other words, i cannot simply add the users to the computer and set their access rights from there. the vsftpd.conf file is scant at best, but includes no setting for a file where i would specify user ids. i added a line: "userlist_enable=YES" which i believe should read the infor for user accounts from a file i specify. am i correct in this? also, i am unable to make the server start, in redhat there is an actual start command, but i have also tried to simply execute the .conf file. this does not work. suggestions on that? warnings for any other problems that i might run into would also be appreciated. thanks.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:29 AM   #2
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Re: vsftpd in gentoo

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Originally posted by to_kallon
hi. i'm not exactly a noob but i use redhat personally and am presented with a problem. specifically i am working to set up an ftp site (vsftpd) on a computer that is not my own and the owner of which insists on using gentoo. while much of the configuration is the same as in redhat, i find that some files are missing from places i would expect them to be. most important is the users file where i would normally specify users who are allowed to access the site. i do not have the option of using anonymous users as the site is extremely private and the owner of the computer prefers that users of the site not have actual accounts on the computer itself. in other words, i cannot simply add the users to the computer and set their access rights from there. the vsftpd.conf file is scant at best, but includes no setting for a file where i would specify user ids. i added a line: "userlist_enable=YES" which i believe should read the infor for user accounts from a file i specify. am i correct in this? also, i am unable to make the server start, in redhat there is an actual start command, but i have also tried to simply execute the .conf file. this does not work. suggestions on that? warnings for any other problems that i might run into would also be appreciated. thanks.
* Gentoo is different then Gentoo, so missing files, will lead to "not" installed packages, or just that the files are located on a nother location?

* Starting services in Gentoo goes like: /etcinit.d/services start/stop

Hope this helps,
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:45 PM   #3
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thanks for the suggestion, but i just switched to glftpd b/c it makes adding users easier. thanks again.
 
  


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