Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ftp server

  1. #1

    ftp server

    apache html dir /var/www/html I have to setup either proftdp or wuftpd as an ftp server with full access to /var/www. Now do I create a new user and make there home directory /var/www and then go into the proftpd editor in webmin and set it up. What do I do? I've tried and failed so many times. If I create a user like this how can I make it so I can login upload delete and whatever to files but then how do I chown the files as apache after.

  2. #2

    Re: ftp server

    Try making their home /var/www and making them the owner of all the files. Then give everyone read access since they can read it anyway and Apache only needs to read them. Or you could do it how I did my server. There's an option in Apache to set a certain directory in everyone's home directory to be their web home. For instance, on my server, I set that directory to be web. So when you go to http://206.254.198.93/~kenshi/index.html, you're seeing what's at /home/kenshi/web/index.html. I doubt you want to do it like that, but if you do, let me know and I'll find out what the option for that is.

  3. #3

    Re: ftp server

    I think apache has its home dir as /var/www. Will having users with the same home dir conflict in anyway?

  4. #4
    Mentor
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,473

    Re: ftp server

    Agar go with pro-ftp, there seems to be security problems with wu-ftp.

    cloverm posted this link in a security thread earlier today.


    http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/ne...kpt=zdnnp1tp02


  5. #5

    Re: ftp server

    or try pure ftpd very stable and secure and easy to set up
    http://www.pureftpd.org

  6. #6

    Re: ftp server

    I think apache has its home dir as /var/www. Will having users with the same home dir conflict in anyway?
    No, I don't believe so.

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Advisor
    redhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    811

    Re: ftp server


    I think apache has its home dir as /var/www. Will having users with the same home dir conflict in anyway?
    I have no problem with that, I have a server with several users having /var/www as $HOME, and apache hasn't complained yet, just make sure the files will be readable by all, then it dosn't matter which user created them..

Similar Threads

  1. How To Make A Dedicated File Server Or Web Server
    By beezlebubsbum in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 01:12 AM
  2. Moving a server to another part of network and still keeping it as a server
    By paolopunzalan in forum Linux - Hardware, Networking & Security
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-29-2007, 09:38 AM
  3. Set Up SQL Server with Proxy Server
    By regix in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-04-2005, 03:18 AM
  4. ISA Server on Windows Server 2003
    By regix in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2005, 09:49 PM
  5. Use Cluster Server to create a virtual server
    By regix in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2005, 09:08 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •