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    vsFTPd setup


    I'm running redhat 9 and am trying to setup vsFTPd. I don't understand the need for an owner or group.

    Basically I want a setup with a bunch of users that all have read/list to a folder (/ftp) and within that folder, have an upload. (/ftp/upload).

    Is there a simple way to do this? I am able very simply to do it on my xp machine but i figure that on linux, it will be much more stable. (Even though serv-u on xp is like a rock.)

    Can someone help me out?

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    Short answer on users and groups is someone real or a service must have full ownership of a file or dir for it to run. Otherwise the operating system wouldn't allow anyone to run or access the file/dir. This is true for Linux/NT/Netware etc...

    Of coures not everyone needs full ownership of a service or file/dir to use them. So limited rights are used for this. Either on a individual or a group assignment basis.
    Dan

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    Re: vsFTPd setup

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLMACHINEWORK
    I'm running redhat 9 and am trying to setup vsFTPd. I don't understand the need for an owner or group.

    Basically I want a setup with a bunch of users that all have read/list to a folder (/ftp) and within that folder, have an upload. (/ftp/upload).

    Is there a simple way to do this? I am able very simply to do it on my xp machine but i figure that on linux, it will be much more stable. (Even though serv-u on xp is like a rock.)

    Can someone help me out?
    First, you must tell us what you have accomplished at this point. It's hard to guess what you need.

    cheers!

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