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Im new to linux. Im using fedora core 3.
Im trying to get a ftp server up. Ive installed
vsftpd and the service is running, i can even log on my
I want to edit the vsftpd.conf file so i can
setup my server but the vsftpd.conf file wont let me edit
or modify, or even view. say i dont have the permissions for this.
does this make sense for anyone? trying to edit the one in
@carilmu, first off, it's unpolite to take over someone else's thread. Consult the forum rules for that one.
Nevertheless, if you are root, then you have access to all files on the filesystem, regardless of the permissions.
For clues on how to use chmod, consult it's man page.
You can alter permissions either numerically or via characters.
chmod 644 some_file (makes file read-write for owner, read-only for anyone else)
chmod u+rw some_file (gives the owner read-write permission)
Be careful using chmod however. File permissions are a very important part of your system's security.
Post back if you have any trouble.
You need to be either root or the file's owner to be able to change the file permissions for a certain file.
@Malkaven: you can impersonate the root user while you're logged in as some non-root user.
The commands "su" (switch user) and "sudo" (impersonate root for execution of certain commands) can help you with that. After an "su", type "exit" to revert back to previous user. Of course, you'll need the passwords for all users you want to impersonate.
No problem, carilmu. Just remember to create your own thread if you need help.
-make a copy of /etc/vsftpd.conf as backup
-then edit the settings
-finally, restart vsftpd so it reads the configuration changes.