Re: New user - How to configure an ftp server
From: Cornel (cornel_at_no_email.com)
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 12:07:13 -0400
Thank you both for your help and for your time spent to answer me.
I really appreciate, you save me hours of searching and reading.
All the best for you,
"Fish" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Hans-Stefan Suhle" <Bounce.NOSPAM@Suhle.de> wrote in message
> > On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 15:49:22 -0400, Cornel wrote:
> > > How may I install/configure an ftp server and a web server?
> > >
> > > I managed to install Suse 8.2 and I would like to set up an ftp and
> > > server on my machine. Please give me some links from where I can start
> > > learning.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Cornel
> Try pure-ftpd which is on the disks. Then look in /usr/share/doc/packages
> for the readme stuff. Also check out www.pureftpd.org (there is a link on
> their to a help forum on sourceforge). It can seem a little complex at
> but once you have the hang of it, then it's a really easy ftp server to
> up and manage. It's easiest run stand-alone, using command-line switches
> entered as a string in the console when you are root. If you want
> logins only, and not anonymous ftp, then you can set up "virutual users"
> with pure-ftpd, as the readme explains. Alternatively, there is also
> on the disks which has an excellent reputation and a very similar
> But for a small set-up, pure-ftpd may be friendlier.
> As for http - see the apache.org manual/docs which are very good, the
> in the SuSE help center and search the web for apache "how-tos" of which
> there are scores. The 1.3.27 version of Apache is the better one to use on
> Linux, imho.
> One thing to bear in mind. SuSE uses a special system of configuring
> Basically you put all the changes you'd like to make to the httpd
> configuration file - /etc/httpd/httpd.conf - in a separate file, then
> /etc/sysconfig/apache where that file is (also check through
> /etc/sysconfig/apache for various switches in it like serving up a user's
> html folders yes or no). Alternatively, you can change the switches in
> file using the sysconfig editor in Yast - see under sysconfig ->
> www. SuSE then combines the stuff on the fly. The idea is that this way
> don't mess up your master httpd.conf file by mistake. But you don't have
> use this system if you don't want to, you can just change httpd.conf if
> Don't forget to open ftp and http ports on your firewall.