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    SETTING UP A FTP


    hi,
    i have tried this post in suse section but did not get a reply so i will try it here.
    I am trying to use my computer as a server and would like to set up a ftp,so i will be able to post some of my documents online. I dont know anything about setting up ftps so i am hoping that this post will get alot of good replys.
    Plese tell me or post some links that will help me set up my ftp.

    Your help is really appreciated

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    Check out this application called gproftpd which is basically a GTK2 frontend to the very powerful proftpd ftp server.

    http://mange.dynup.net/linux.html

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    slip thanks for the reply,
    i downloaded and installed the GProFTPD rpm but cant find it. any idea where it might be?

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    I always use vsftpd (very secure ftp deamon) as it has a fairly simple config file which won't take too long to customise. It is started from within xinetd.
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linexpert
    slip thanks for the reply,
    i downloaded and installed the GProFTPD rpm but cant find it. any idea where it might be?
    On my system its /usr/bin/gproftpd as root do
    Code:
    updatedb && locate gproftpd
    and it will find it for you.

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    would someone please post step by step instructions on what i have to do to successfully set up a tp from my computer. i am a noob as you can tell.
    thanks

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    id follow this guide at http://www.vsftpdrocks.org/ for vsftpd.

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    Vsftpd daemon

    Also note that for vsftpd, you don't have to set up or use xinetd, you can just use it as a stand-alone program. In fact, it looks like that maker of vsftpd is suggesting you do that. So all you have to do is this:

    1.) Download vsftpd-whatever.tar.gz.
    2.) # tar -xzpf vsftpd-whatever.tar.gz
    3.) # cd vsftpd-whatever
    4.) Read the INSTALL file, it's not very long and not hard to follow at all.

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