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    Can I make my notebook an ftp server ?


    Hi

    I have An Asus Eeec pc running Debian Linux

    I would like to turn my pc into an ftp server so I can copy files I need for work

    I guess it is the desktop version, rather than a server version, is this possible to do ?

    New to Linux so sorry if this is a silly question

    Thanks

    Regards Andy

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    Take a look at Proftp, it comes in a lot of linux distros. It's very easy to set up, works with anonynous or secure shell logings, I use it a lot and have very few problems with it.
    New to Linux so sorry if this is a silly question
    There are no silly questions in linux, Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somersham View Post
    I would like to turn my pc into an ftp server so I can copy files I need for work
    For syncing my work directories at home and at work I myself use rsync in combination with ssh. In that way, one command does it all (which I don't have to type every time because it is in my command history).

    rsync copies only the files that are different between two directories.

    ssh allows you to login on a remote computer and run commands on it, as if you were behind that remote computer. If you use it with rsync you can sync directories between a local and a remote host.

    Once you get the hang of Linux you should have a look at this.

    If your computer at work is running Windows instead of Linux, you can use cygwin, which gives you bash terminal running in Windows. However, due to differences between Windows and Linux file system types, using rsync is then slightly more complicated.

    Have fun with Linux!
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    Hi Dijetlo

    I can't see proftp on my notebook but I will try and download it

    Thanks

    Regards Andy

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    Hi Daan

    Thanks for the ideas, cygwin sounds very useful

    I can't seem to find it on my notebook, can you tell me where I could download it from please ?

    Thanks

    Regards Andy

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    Open your Synaptic Package Manager and do a search, or open a terminal window and search using apt-get or aptitude you need to be root.

    In a terminal su enter root passwd, then type apt-cache search proftp if you get more output than the screen can show pipe it through your pager, (add | less ) to the end of the command.
    For aptitude: aptitude -search proftp

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    Hi mrrangerman

    I looked in my Synaptic manager and searched and couldn't see it

    I just wondered the best place to download it from the web ?

    Thanks

    Regards Andy

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    Hi

    I have found proftpd in my synaptic package manager and it seems to say I need to install other proftpd packages first such as proftpd-mod-mysql

    When I try and mark proftpd-mod-mysql for install it says I need a higher version of libc6 installed, I have got version 2.3 and it needs 2.7

    Not sure how to upgrade libc6 ?

    Can anyone help me please ?

    Thanks

    Regards Andy

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    The packages needed by proftp (dependencies) should be marked for installation automatically if you mark proftp.

    Try first hitting the Reload button in Synaptic. Then, click Mark All Upgrades. Then try again.

    Always use Synaptic if possible for installing software!
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    Hi Dan

    No joy with that

    I wonder if it is something to do with the repositories in synaptic ?

    Index of /p701
    Index of /p701/en
    Index of /debian-security



    My Unix version is -

    Linux version 2.6.21.4-eeepc (root@i386-desktop.build.ottawa.xandros.ca) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #2 Mon Oct 15 12:49:37 EDT 2007


    Thanks for your help

    Regards Andy

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