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Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Need help configuring VSFTPD - First Web Server Deployment - Using Virtual Box to hos

First off, I am a newbie at linux. I have been a network admin at our local school for years (Windows Server environment with a few linux thin clients).

I have tried numerous distros and installed LAMP successfully. I have changed the web directory to /usr/websites/ and have been successful with connecting to a php page with localhost as well as connecting through my local network using the IP of the virtual machine... all is well with my apache/LAMP setup.

However, I am really having a difficult time setting up my ftp server.. vsftpd

I am wanting to configure it so that I can ftp in with dreamweaver and automatically create the file/folder structure by just clicking the upload button. Keep in mind that my root for apache is now /usr/websites/

I want to configure it to use "russ" as the username... "russ" is already the admin on the server..


BTW - I currently have ubuntu installed, but I can easily go to something else
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Hey there,

First off: welcome to the pack!

Okay, on setting up dreamweaver, well, I'd look here...

What is the goal, here? Publishing? Setting the output safe?
What you can do is the following: avoid anonymout uploads (if I recall, that's one of the first lines in vsftpd.conf), then, chroot the user into his/her folder (there has to be a local account of course), then, lastly, if publishing is required, provide a link to the folder in question:

mkdir /home/user/aFolder
mount --bind /usr/websites /home/user/aFolder
Just some loose thoughts...



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