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Old 01-11-2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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noob webserver questions

ok well i want to set up my own personal web server / ftp i have apache set up so far ( woot ) now i need a noob friendly ftp server i can run with ease and one more thing .. how to add features like php,cgi, etc.. thanks much
Old 01-11-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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For the ftp question, I love vsftp. Very secure ftp is just what it says. There is one config file, I think something like vsftp.conf. You can set it to allow anonymous access, or only allow local users access. I go with the local users option. That way you can restrict who sees what very easily. Of course you can do the same with anonymous, but I like knowing who is doing what where, and forcing the local users option does IMHO a "better" job that leaving it open to all. The documentation for it is very good as well.

I don't play with apache and cgi stuff much, so I'll leave that question for others.

Old 01-12-2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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vsftpd is pretty easy to set up. I've had more luck on that than proftpd.. but then again, vsftpd is supposed to be more secure.

For Apache's CGI stuff, it's pretty easy to setup. I don't remember exactly how to (you can read the manual for that), but all you had to do was to add one line or uncomment one line... something like that. Quite easy.
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Yeah, I have always preferred vsftpd over other ftp servers. It's simple and easy to configure, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.
Old 01-12-2005, 03:20 AM   #5
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I actually like Proftpd - works very well for me. And the setup is a cinch.


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