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Old 12-26-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
JR67
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Setting up ftp and web server


I want to create multiple accounts in the /home directory. I then want each account to be able to ftp into their account to upload web pages. I am just not sure how to link to the /home directory from the /www directory. Any hints will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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first you need to setup user accounts using
Code:
adduser <username>
and second i guess you could use
Code:
ln -s /home/<username> /www/<username>
or maybe you mean something else?
 
Old 12-26-2006, 07:44 AM   #3
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The httpd web page and ftp setups are slightly different. As far as the web server, in your httpd.conf file set the location of the web site to be /home/username/webfolder. Just make sure that file permissions are set up to allow the httpd daemon to access those files. In fedora it requires bin to be able to access. The ftp is a little different. You need to choose one of the ftp servers and then configure it to allow access. Typically most ftp servers allow default to their home folder. Just check to make sure. I use vsftp on mine. There are many out there so just choose one and go from there. Once you get the ftp server set up you should be ready to rock and roll. Once you get the httpd server configured the web pages should show up when you surf to that web address:80 and then the ftp clients should be able to get to their home folders (where the web site pages are located) once you get their access going. Yuo might look at using Webmin to administer. Just surf over to http://www.webmin.com and have a look at your OS. Any thing else just repost. Have fun and good luck!
 
Old 12-28-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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Thanks,

Again You all have been very helpful. I know just enough about Linux, to be dangerous lol.
 
  


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