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Old 12-18-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: houston
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high praise to anyone that can help me

hello, I recently installed a version of Trustix Linux for an old computer to be used as a simple Web/FTP server. Proftpd came installed (Trustix is much like Redhat 7.x) and the version is 1.2.8. Trustix is cleanly installed and right after I installed it I edited the /etc/ftpusers file and took out the user "ftp". I also set the port number to 22 since I have another FTP server running on the same network and I wanted both to be accessed from the internet. I searched for about 2 hours on this subject and everything that came up was either over my head or didnt work. proftpd is running standalone too. I basically want a user that can log in over the internet and have all permissions, with the defaultroot being the computer's root directory (/). I dont really care about security that much since the server isnt extremely important. Can anyone give me simple instructions for 1. Making a user with a password with access to the root directory and beyond, and 2. setting all permissions for that user (write, delete, mkdir, read, etc.) I think I might have picked up somewhere that I can use my system "root" login and password for proftpd. If this is true, is this the easiest way to set it up? Every bit of help is greatly appreciated, thanks!!!!!

PS - "anonymous" or "ftp" is already working as a user.
the system is a pentium-s 100mhz
32mb ram
1.5 gig HDD
I dont have XFree86 installed cause system is too slow.

Last edited by jamil5454; 12-18-2003 at 09:10 PM.
Old 12-19-2003, 12:10 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
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# ftpusers This file describes the names of the users that may
# _*NOT*_ log into the system via the FTP server.
# This usually includes "root", "uucp", "news" and the
# like, because those users have too much power to be
# allowed to do "just" FTP...

Even though I advise you not to use your root account to log into your ftp, you can always remove the root user from the /etc/ftpusers file. Once connected this should take you to your home folder /root/, I think you should have all permissions aswell.

Good Luck.


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