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Old 12-20-2003, 10:39 AM   #1
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Distribution: suse 9.0
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HELP! need proftpd.conf for single user ftp

firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong place :/

suse 9 proftpd

need a proftpd.conf example for just one user. only for my own access to allow a webcam image to be uploaded to a specific folder. no anonymous access etc. believe me i have tried with the webmin, but the headache is starting to emerge ://

i'm also having problems even starting proftpd (failed to start ftp server : sh : line 1 : /etc/init.d/proftpd - no such file or directory) this is default install with YaST

any n00b help out there?
Old 12-31-2003, 06:34 AM   #2
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==This one uses the home directory of any valid user==
(Just remember to use a user with no priveleges!
Passwords are sent across the Internet in clear text, readable!)
ServerType standalone
Port 21
Umask 002
TimeoutLogin 120
TimeoutIdle 600
TimeoutNoTransfer 900
TimeoutStalled 3600
UseReverseDNS off
ScoreboardFile /var/run/proftpd.score
TransferLog /var/log/proftpd/xferlog.legacy
LogFormat default "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %s %b"
LogFormat auth "%v [%P] %h %t \"%r\" %s"
LogFormat write "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %s %b"

DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir readme
AllowOverwrite on
IdentLookups off
ExtendedLog /var/log/proftpd/access.log WRITE,READ write
ExtendedLog /var/log/proftpd/auth.log AUTH auth
AllowRetrieveRestart on
DeferWelcome on
DeleteAbortedStores on
ShowSymlinks off
RootLogin off
MaxLoginAttempts 3
RequireValidShell on
UseFtpUsers off
AllowStoreRestart on
ServerIdent off
DefaultRoot ~
DirFakeGroup on
DirFakeUser on
AuthAliasOnly off
TimesGMT off
AllowForeignAddress on
DefaultServer on
MaxClients 5
MaxClientsPerHost 2
AllowOverwrite on
WtmpLog on
Old 12-31-2003, 07:08 AM   #3
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excellent... thanks a lot, will try this out once the new year alcohol has started to wear off


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