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Old 08-05-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
Xetox
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Setting up a ftp....


Brand new to linux, just installed 7.3 pro, and I have a couple question....first: I am wanting to set up a ftp on this machine, and I thought that is came packaged with pro? During install I told it to install ftp....but can't seem to find it now.

The other thing is I need to set up this machine to do IDS and I downloaded a program to do it but I am having problems installing a .tar.gz so if someone could maybe point me in the right direction I would appreciate it....remember I am a brand new
 
Old 08-05-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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Which FTP software did you install ?
If you don't remember, open a console window and type:
Code:
rpm -qa | grep ftpd
To uncompress a TARed GZip (.tar.gz) in the current directory, type:
Code:
tar -zxvf <filename>
To uncompress to a different location, type:
Code:
tar -zxvf <filename> -C /other/location
May I suggest installing your software in /usr/local
This is usually where non-RPM software is placed.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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when I do a rpm -ga | grep ftpd I get "rpm: one type of query/verify may be performed at a time

when I do the tar -zxvf cIDS-.0.0.5.tar.gz I get:
cIDS/
cIDS/cids.c
cIDS/install
cIDS/log.c
cIDS/log.h
cIDS/install.c
cIDS/cids.conf
cIDS/cidsd.c
tar: Skipping to next header

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--lengh error
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

This is what I have been getting, I am not sure what ftp I installed it just asked what all I wanted install and one of the options I checked was ftp server.

One other thing....and I hate being a newbie, specially that I am microsoft certified and I can't seem to figure linux out, it drives me crazy! But I am having problem just installing a dang rpm, is there a program that install these for ya? or where can I get a list of commands that will help walk me througth it?

Thanks in advance for the help!
 
Old 08-05-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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its rpm -qa not rpm -ga
and read this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=17
 
  


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