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RH9 Ftp Question - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

Stefanus Johny <com> writes:   First of all, make sure you actually have wu-ftpd installed. (I downloaded it from wu-ftpd.org rather than digging through the RedHat installation CDs for the RPM.) Then, create /etc/xinetd/ftp to look something like this: service ftp { disable = no flags = REUSE socket_type = stream wait = no user = root server = /usr/sbin/in.ftpd server_args = -l -a log_on_failure += USERID } and finally restart xinetd (sending it a SIGHUP should do it). If you're running a firewall, you'll have to make sure it allows incoming FTP connections. How to do that depends on ...

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    Stefanus Johny <com> writes:
     

    First of all, make sure you actually have wu-ftpd installed. (I
    downloaded it from wu-ftpd.org rather than digging through the RedHat
    installation CDs for the RPM.) Then, create /etc/xinetd/ftp to look
    something like this:

    service ftp
    {
    disable = no
    flags = REUSE
    socket_type = stream
    wait = no
    user = root
    server = /usr/sbin/in.ftpd
    server_args = -l -a
    log_on_failure += USERID
    }

    and finally restart xinetd (sending it a SIGHUP should do it).

    If you're running a firewall, you'll have to make sure it allows
    incoming FTP connections. How to do that depends on what iptables
    rules you are using and how much access you want to give. Me, I only
    allow my machines on my local network to FTP among each other and no
    external access.

    -Sandra
    Sandra Guest

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    Default RH9 Ftp Question

    I have a newbie question for RH9.

    During installatin I notice that you can enable incoming ftp connection
    on port 21, which I didn't do. And now I want to enable it so I can ftp
    to my linux box from outside, but how do I do that? Can somebody help me
    out?

    Thank you.

    -Stefanus

    Stefanus Guest

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    Stefanus Johny wrote:
     

    First, you read the doentation. RedHat 9 comes with "vsftpd", which I
    rather like, and has its doentation in /usr/share/doc/vsftp* and the
    vsftpd related man pages.

    Then, you configure it the way you want.

    Last, you run these two commands to enable it:
    /sbin/chkconfig vsftpd on
    /sbin/service vsftpd restart

    These will set up for running on reboot, and run, the init script for
    vsftpd. It used to run out of xinetd.d, but there are good reasons not
    to do that any more.

    Nico Guest

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    Sandra Loosemore wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > First of all, make sure you actually have wu-ftpd installed. (I
    > downloaded it from wu-ftpd.org rather than digging through the RedHat
    > installation CDs for the RPM.) Then, create /etc/xinetd/ftp to look
    > something like this:[/ref]

    *WRONG* on almost every count. Please actually look up the release
    before you make claims like this: this way lies really, really messed up
    configurations with debris all over the place, including conflicting
    configuration files.

    RedHat 9 comes with vsftpd, not wu-ftpd, for damn good security reasons,
    and it is started out of /etc/rc.d/init.d. "/sbin/chkconfig vsftpd on"
    and "/sbin/service vsftpd restart" should do the job.

    Moreover, the FTP xinetd config files came with the wu-ftpd RPM's even
    with the older, 7.x and 8.0 releases of wu-ftpd were in /etc/xinetd.d,
    not /etc/xinetd.

    These scripts were most easily enabled by using the "chkconfig" tool,
    "/sbin/chkconfig wu-ftpd on", and restarting or reloading the xinetd
    that controlled it, "/sbin/service xinetd reload"

    Nico Guest

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