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Old 10-27-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
mykrob
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certain FTP software


Is there an FTP package for Linux that will allow me to designate a folder outside of the /srv/ftp folder? I want to share some of my files with a friend, but in a true FTP-like environment so he can grab entire folders if needed. I have tried KDE's public file server, but the user is unable to grab folders this way.

I also have tried pure-ftpd, but either i dont understand how to configure it properly, or everything just has to be moved to /srv/ftp The directory i need to share is rather large, and i dont want to move it to this location to only have to move it back when i'm done.

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-myk
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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no idea where "/srv/ftp" is meant to come from, i'd assume that it is just some default folder. there is nothign stopping you making any ftp server you like use a root of whatever you like... it just takes a few minutes to skim through the docs. proftpd is probably the most popular round these parts, never touched it myself though. I'd suggest taking the time to actaully understand pure-ftpd is the best route though. if you don't understand somethign your accessing over the net (assuming you are) then that's asking for an attack...
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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i found this tool for pure-ftpd:

http://kpum.sourceforge.net/

havent tested it yet, but it seems to enable me to do what i need. Perhaps i'll play with this tool, then see what it does to the config file so i can figure out how it works under the hood.

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-myk
 
  


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