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Old 01-31-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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How to configure a proftpd server on MDK 9.0 ?

Hello I'm still a newbie in linux, and I'll soon install a MDk 9 on my box.

The first thing I want to set up is a ftp server (proftpd running by default chosen in install)

How can I do that? Where do I indicate which files or directories are to be shared or not ? How can I control users and download speed ?

Thanks in advance...
Old 01-31-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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I strongly recommend visiting ProFTPd's site:

They have a very good FAQ and doc section on their site.
Old 02-01-2003, 02:09 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot...
I'll try that as soon as I can

Is there another web site tu configure samba accesses on a majority windows-based network. I remember the last time I instaled linux, it didn't work properly (I couldn't see the files in others computers directories)

Any suggestions welcome
Old 02-01-2003, 07:12 AM   #4
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For samba, there should be swat setup on your system, it works to get samba running for most people. Open a web browser and type which should bring up a configuration interface.
Old 02-02-2003, 09:37 AM   #5
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Thanks... but Linux installation went bad one more time on my KR7A Raid mobo

I'm waiting a few days to have a second machine dedicated to linux.

I'll try that then
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ProFTPd authenticates based on the local (system) users. You don't "share" directories. If you log in as "joe" over ftp, then you only can access folders that "joe" has access to.

Webmin can also edit samba config, but SWAT is the thing to use.


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