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Old 11-18-2003, 11:02 AM   #1
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ftp server walkthrough

I need help with the following setup. I have a pc with a fresh install of RH9. I want to use vsftpd to do this. Create an ftp server that simply allows me to login to my home directory and backup my pb using Dantz Retrospect with the ftp option. This will be behind a firewall so security is not that big of an issue. I have tried the walkthroughs listed but they go too in-depth. Can someone tell me simply how to configure vsftpd to allow my user to login and to start at boot?

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Old 11-18-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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Ok, I fixed it myself.

Here is what I did:

edit /etc/hosts.allow file
ALL: ALL – this allows access from everyone (change this later to be more secure)

change vsftpd to start on runlevels 3, 4, & 5

chkconfig –level 345 vsftpd on

start vsftpd service by issuing

/sbin/service vsftpd start

then try to log in with a userid/pass that is already set-up on the box. This should work. I will figure more out on the configuration of this for myself later.


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