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Old 05-06-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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ftp server on slackware


i dont know if slackware has an ftp server on it installed, or do i have to install one? id really appreciate if someone where to guide me step by step on either configuring or installing one[ if it doesnt include the server]
id really appreciate the help.
thanx
 
Old 05-06-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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slackware 10.1 includes vsftpd and proftpd:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...0.1-i486-1.tgz

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar....10-i486-2.tgz

http://vsftpd.beasts.org/

http://www.proftpd.org/
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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If you choose either, go with vsftpd.. more secure, better track record.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:44 PM   #4
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i second the vsftpd recommendation - i'm not an expert but AFAIK all the experts seem to love it...

it's also worth mentioning that vsftpd is the choice of several high-profile FTP sites, for example ftp.kernel.org and ftp.openbsd.org among others:

http://vsftpd.beasts.org/#people
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:49 PM   #5
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This is a religious decision, like vi vs emacs, I use Proftpd with no problems. Both are actively maintained.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 05:16 AM   #6
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In the change-log Pat stated that he first removed ProFTPD from current since they had a security-bug what they didn't fix very quickly, but lateron Pat says that he "might have been a little harsh" since they fixed that issue and he put it back in.

Anywhay, is still use ProFTPd (that is the default is 10.0) but i'm going to give vsftpd a try (that is deafult in 10.1)
 
Old 05-07-2005, 07:55 AM   #7
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Vsftp.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 09:41 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by davidsrsb
This is a religious decision, like vi vs emacs, I use Proftpd with no problems. Both are actively maintained.
That is true but even Patrick Volkerding swore by Proftpd and that is what he included with Slackware. But when they sat on a known security vulnerability for several months without fixing it, he decided to drop them as the main ftp deamon and go with vsftpd...

I too also used proftpd and will switch if there are known security vulnerabilities and the maintainers sit on it.. now I use vsftpd when setting up ftp servers.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 10:58 PM   #9
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i know i have it, because when i try to run it, this comes out

root@virtz:~# proftpd
localhost - fatal: Socket operation on non-socket
localhost - (Running from command line? Use `ServerType standalone' in config file!)

so now, how do i configure it??
 
Old 05-09-2005, 08:12 AM   #10
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edit /etc/proftpd.conf
 
Old 05-09-2005, 11:52 AM   #11
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and once i do that, how could i access it from school?? my ssh access is not allowed here, i do everything only through the internet, or ftp's i cant really open terminals and all
 
Old 05-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #12
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i also use proftp.

access it how ? if you want to access it as an ftp server, just use an ftp client... gftp comes to mind.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 12:13 AM   #13
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And if you must use Windows, then I recommend Filezilla
 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:13 AM   #14
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whats the port? 21?

Last edited by k1ll3r_x; 05-10-2005 at 11:21 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 01:27 PM   #15
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Originally posted by k1ll3r_x
whats the port? 21?
For FTP, standard port is 21.. yes, that's right..
 
  


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