Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Looking for easy to use FTP server /w gui

I have recently tried to start my own FTP server and am looking for a good proggie for it and a easy to understand instructions on how to operate it since I am new at this. I have tried ProFTPd and got lost setting it up. I downloaded the RPM for it but I have no idea. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 01-04-2004, 10:14 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 827

Rep: Reputation: 30
a GUI ftp server? okkkk
Old 01-04-2004, 10:17 AM   #3
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware 10, Debian Sarge
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
Check out pureftpd at I think you can download GUI frontend for the server. I don't use any GUI on my Slackware setup, but I'm quite sure it has a front end. I setup PureFTPd within ten minutes after going through hell authenticating users using ProFTPd. Mind you, I have around 26 total hours of Linux experience, so if it was that difficult, I would not have been able to install it and have it up and running.
Old 01-04-2004, 11:14 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: The Colony, TX
Distribution: Slackware, Debian Etch, FreeBSD, MicroSh*t free.
Posts: 209

Rep: Reputation: 30
I agree. Pure-ftpd. Can't beat it. It's probably the easiest and most secure ftp server out there right now. I've used it for years and wouldn't use anything else.
Old 01-04-2004, 01:17 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: May 2001
Location: Left Coast - Canada
Distribution: s l a c k w a r e
Posts: 2,731

Rep: Reputation: 45
You may also want to have a look at a user-contributed Linux Answer for some help.
Old 01-04-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Oslo, Norway
Distribution: my own hybrid o.s.
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
It still would be better to use proftpd or the like. People still don't get configuration file based apps. They really are easier to use than gui ones.
Old 01-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #7
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok Ill give that tut a shot and see what happends I already have the RPM of the installed so we will see where that goes. If I have any problems I will be sure to post back here. I tried a different forum as well and still got no replys on it. Ohh Well I guess everyone can't be as smart as you guys. This forum is the BEST!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
easy FTP server MaestroC Linux - Networking 1 10-07-2005 12:16 PM
Easy Quick FTP Server Help cartfanatic39 Linux - Software 3 07-31-2004 09:05 AM
Anybody know an easy FTP-server? PikkeMand Linux - Software 17 10-15-2003 04:15 PM
What is a easy to configure ftp server? Finlay Linux - Software 8 05-28-2003 02:33 PM
recommend a good easy to use FTP server Chooco Linux - Networking 9 06-21-2002 12:16 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration