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Old 09-02-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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FTP server in Debian Sarge


I`m interested in having an FTP serv er in my PC.
So, if is there anyone who can help me with the steps for installing one I`ll be very thankful.

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Old 09-02-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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You can install wu-ftp with:

apt-get install wu-ftpd

I believe that's it. It will be configured for you! However, if you're using something other than a standard Debian install, you might have to manually open up the firewall (for example, Mepis has a very restrictive firewall by default).

Also, if you're running an ftp server behind a router/firewall and want to access the ftp server from the outside, you'll have to configure your router/firewall to port forward ftp requests to it.

If you want to get fancy and modify the allowed/restricted hosts, see this tutorial:

http://www.aboutdebian.com/internet.htm

You'll have to scroll down to near the bottom or do a text search for "ftp", to skip past the stuff about web servers and such.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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I use proftpd and it works fine for me.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Yeah, I just installed proftpd on a testing server today, and it works perfectly.

But I'm sure any mainstream FTP server would be fine, just depends on what you want your config file to look like.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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I like glftpd.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 01:52 AM   #6
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I installed proftpd but I know nothing about it`s configuraton and when I try to access it. It`s asking for a user and pass.

Need some help with that!
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:32 AM   #7
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Ftp is supposed to ask for a userid and password. Type in your user name and password (when you installed Debian, you had to specify one normal user and password). It will start you off in your home directory.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:46 AM   #8
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proftpd WONT start it your home directory (atleast, it didn't when I installed it). It will start in / which may be a security problem depending on who uses your ftp server. To change this, you going to have to add this to /etc/proftpd.conf

Code:
DefaultRoot ~
IdentLookups off
ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."
I usualy stick that at the bottom of the file. If you look up a bit, you will notice a section for anonymous login. Starting after the line "# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories." uncomment down to "# Uncomment this if you're brave." and then uncomment the line "#</Anonymous>" near the end of the file. This will ask you for a username (anonymous or ftp) and a password (anything you want). Does anyone know how to disable this asking for a username and password entirely?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #9
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MasterC has done an excellent how-to for proftpd found Here
 
  


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