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Old 04-20-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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Webserver and FTP server

I am setting up a website and want to run a ftp server. I am currently running Mandrake 9.1. What software do you guys reccomend i use. Please point me to a place where i can find some software or give me some advice on how to get it up and running.

Sorry I am a major Newb

Old 04-20-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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Take a look at vsftpd:
Old 04-20-2003, 05:39 PM   #3
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One I have been using that is pretty simple to install and use is pure-ftpd, what I like about it is that with most ftp servers for linux the user can get into any file on the system including config files if your not carefull with your permissions, with pure-ftpd you can easly set it so they cannot get out of there home directiory, so on my servers which have many websites on I set the users home directory as there document root in apache and then when they ftp in it puts them right in there site.
Old 04-20-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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By far the most "suggested" and probably most well documented (IMHO)

ProFTPD just as "most" other FTP servers allows a "DefaultRoot" to set the user in to keep them restrained withing that directory. What else is very nice about it is the well written easy-to-use self documented config file. It explains what each default entry is doing, and from there you can expand just from reading an exerpt from the man page or the documentation from the proftpd site.

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Proftpd is a good bit of software but I am going with david ross on this one. vsftpd is lightning fast and (as the name implies) very secure by design.
Old 04-20-2003, 09:43 PM   #6
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Originally posted by MasterC
By far the most "suggested" and probably most well documented (IMHO)
I second that


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