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    Making my machine into an FTP server

    ok, so here we go again :P :P . i would like to make my machine into an ftp server. i looked into this area and found out a few things. as i understand it, it can be very dangerous if security is not configured right. also. i am working behind a router. i have used ssh before and i know that in order for someone else to access my machine, i had to open a port up on the router. i believe that this will be the same deal if i set up a server. i found a utility called kwu-ftpd that seemingly allows me to configure the server, but i can't seem to figure out how to start it too. if anyone knows about the security end of things i would appreciate the help. Also, if there are any good howtos you know of, drop those too. heh, and if i am not even on the right track, don't be afraid to say so ;D ;D

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    Spot
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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    Don't use wu-ftpd for a publically access ftp server - you'll be sorry if you do. For public access, go with ProFTPd, snag the docs and read them - they're pretty straightforward.
    Since you're behind a router, you'll also want to read up on everything you can get your hands on about PASV(passive) transfers. Running on a non-standard port(standard is 21) will cause you some headaches until you get it all configured properly.

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    blarg
    my eyes are gonna explode from all this reading

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    heh
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    JimH
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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    Quote Originally Posted by babbing
    blarg
    my eyes are gonna explode from all this reading
    Only way I know of to learn how to do something. Unless you can find Mr Spock for a mind meld. :P :

    Jim H

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    me and spock are gonna have a sit down....

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    alright, i will go with proFTPd to set up the server. i have to do some research, so i will be back about this in a few days with some informed questions. . btw, what is so sucky about wuFTPd? just not enough security?

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    It's rather infamous fer holez :-\

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    Only way I know of to learn how to do something. Unless you can find Mr Spock for a mind meld. :P :

    Jim H
    What about poor spock????
    i mean, what about his eyes??
    you terrible inconsiderate people!
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Re:Making my machine into an FTP server

    balls

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