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Old 02-26-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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Proftpd setup issues on Mandrake 10.1 with Apache 2

Hey everyone,

First, Thank you! for being here to help us newbies, we really do appreciate it.

A brief History:

I have been running Apache 2 on W2K for years, finally I'm ready to move into a more professional arena and have installed Mandrake 10.1 to get me there. I have successfully set up the Apache server and have a moderate comfort/understanding of the Linux world.

The Problem:

I have installed and setup Proftpd and it is running ok but I am unable to redirect the root directory to /var/www/html where the web site files reside. Upon connecting I am given a permissions error from my ftp client. I think this is related to the directory permissions on the folder, presently the owner is listed as "Apache". If it sounds like I'm right, how do I change the permissions without interfering with the operations of the web server?

Thanks so much for your help in advance.
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Generally, what you do is uplaod your files ~user/public_html and then point Apache to that. However, if you wish to change the file-ownerships of the directory:

chown -R user:group /var/www/html
Never login through FTP as root.
Old 02-27-2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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Tried and failed

Thanks for the advice!

I created the directory as you suggested, rather than changing the permissions in the Var/www/html folder. I received the same error from my ftp client. I know I'm not far off in thinking the issue is permissions related, but my knowledge of Linux is limited. I figured there must be a reason why it is customary to not use the default directory for html files and uploading, so I would like to try and make your suggestion work. Do I need to do the same command on ~user/public_html directory? Presently I am listed as owner but logging in with my credentials from the FTP client fails.

Thanks so much for all your help!


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