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Old 11-28-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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2 questios.... ftp and antivirus


Hi,

1. What is the easiest ftp program to setup on suse 9.3 that will allow me to add users to it and where they are dumped in the file system, i.e. /srv/www/htdocs/their_domain_name

2. Is there a "free" antivirus scanner for Linux that I can install on my box and have run every morning at say 2am or so through a cron job?

3. if you can suggest an ftp program that will do this with minimal configuration, please explain in laymans terms. Thank you.

Thank you for your help

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Old 11-28-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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1. What is the easiest ftp program to setup on suse 9.3 that will allow me to add users to it and where they are dumped in the file system, i.e. /srv/www/htdocs/their_domain_name
Try vsftpd or proftpd.

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2. Is there a "free" antivirus scanner for Linux that I can install on my box and have run every morning at say 2am or so through a cron job?
clamav and possibly it's GUI frontend klamav, although generally there's no need to run AV software on Linux unless you're acting as a mail gateway or file server for Windows computers.

All of these apps should be installable through YAST AFAIK.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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The are many great FTP servers. None of them will do what you want just "out of the box" By that I mean you will have to customize the configuration file. You will want to lock users in their home directory, and you can create the users with a home directory of /srv/www/htdocs/whatever to make that easier. I strongly suggest using vsftp, which is the Very Secure FTP daemon. It rocks, I use it everywhere I need FTP.

ClamAV is a free virus scanner. Please be aware that you have virtually no need of a linux virus scanner, as the viruses for linux are largely inneffective on a secure linux system. I only use the ClamAV on mail and file servers, to make sure nothing with a virus goes through the mail. Since you want ftp, it may be worth it to put ClamAV on it, but it isn't required. The linux side is safe without it.

AS I mentioned above, there is nothing that will be an FTP server without being configured. You should become friends with the man command, and look online for *.conf files for whatever server you end up running.

Peace,
JimBass
[edit] Beat to the post by tkedwards - but we agree on everything![/edit]

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Old 11-28-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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Try vsftpd or proftpd.



clamav and possibly it's GUI frontend klamav, although generally there's no need to run AV software on Linux unless you're acting as a mail gateway or file server for Windows computers.

All of these apps should be installable through YAST AFAIK.
Okay I've installed vsftpd through yast, is there a gui front end to configure it or is it all manual .conf stuff? Also can someone send me PM their vsftpd.conf PM (if you have virtual hosts) so that I can see whats should be in there and just copy it for my own server Pleeeeeeze.

Thanks,

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Old 11-28-2005, 11:48 PM   #5
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Just google 'vsftpd howto' (http://www.google.com.au/search?q=vs...en-US:official):
http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/lin...ftp-server.htm
http://www.fbunet.de/vsftpd.shtml
http://gentoobox.rh.ncsu.edu/vsftpd-help.html
http://www.chinalinuxpub.com/doc/www...ftp-server.htm

configuration GUI:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/vsftpdwebmin/ (vsftpd webmin module) - install instructions: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg01828.html

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