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Old 11-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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quick ftp server


hello I'm looking for a simple ftp server for Ubuntu The simpler the better

all i need it for is to point to a folder on my desktop so i can ftp my files to it
 
Old 11-19-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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There are several, proftpd, vsftpd ....
 
Old 11-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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There are several, proftpd, vsftpd ....
yes i know im looking for simple that doesn't need a lot of configuration

maybe even a gui
 
Old 11-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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Proftpd is pretty simple to set up, if you're willing to read the man page. The man page is long (which is good, lots of detail) but very well written, and it takes relatively few options in the configuration to make it work.. I'd think a GUI would make it more complicated than it is, but that's just me perhaps. I don't know off hand of one that has a GUI. Proftpd does not.
 
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Take a look at pureadmin for pure-ftpd
http://purify.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-19-2009, 11:52 AM   #6
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Gproftpd is a simple frontend for proftpd that I am quite fond of

Any questions feel free to ask and I will follow up

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:55 AM   #7
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Proftpd is pretty simple to set up, if you're willing to read the man page. The man page is long (which is good, lots of detail) but very well written, and it takes relatively few options in the configuration to make it work.. I'd think a GUI would make it more complicated than it is, but that's just me perhaps. I don't know off hand of one that has a GUI. Proftpd does not.
I would like a gui so i can quickly point to folders i want to ftp into and easily add users

i might want to share files with family members and not read 20 pages to figure out howto
 
Old 11-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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thank you i will check them out
 
Old 11-19-2009, 12:25 PM   #9
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pureadmin looks good but a little off for what I want let me explain

what if i want my sister to have access to my video folder and my book folder and nothing else and they are both located in my /home/user directory is their one where i can add multiple folders for a user?

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Old 11-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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would scp/ sftp support your needs. if you have sshd running then it is already configured ?
 
Old 11-19-2009, 01:31 PM   #11
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would scp/ sftp support your needs. if you have sshd running then it is already configured ?

I don't know basically i want to be able to point to multiple directory's for one user like virtual folders

and something simple that my sister or others can easily use on the other side even without software like ftp can

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #12
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^ most linux distros have openssh suite (sshd, ssh, scp, sftp, openssl) installed by default.
windows and mac mite be a different story.

also, ftp is kinda' deprecated by scp/ sftp.
 
  


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