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Old 12-02-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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Connecting to Proftpd


I am doing a school project to set up an ftp server running on a Slackware 10.0 box. I set up the server to host files that the admin can put on and for the students to read.

I was wondering *hoping* if I could let users connect to the server using a key word without using the ip address. I don't know if this deals with the network name server or not, but I don't exactly have access to that system, so I'm hoping there is some configuration or program that I can use on the server that I set up. Thank in advance!
Old 12-02-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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If you want someone to connect to the server by name, you'll need a domain name setup for that server. And personally I would drop proftpd and use vsftpd, even Patrick Volkerding (Slackware Maintainer) has placed vsftpd in Slackware-Current to replace proftpd in future releases, due to lack of slowness in security updates, etc.
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goto u can get a free domain name here that is where i got mine i also use proftp but vsftp is better but ehh...
Old 12-03-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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By setting up a domain name, I would have to have the server on the web, correct? I should have specified that this server is only for the internal school network. If I'm just spouting irrelevent information, could you explain to me how to set up a domain name? Thanks


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