December 25th, 2001, 05:45 AM
I finally got my first Linux Webserver running !!!!!!!!!
I installed Redhat 7.1, Apache, PHP and Mysql.
So far so good. In my local network I can use this server to try out my websites before I upload them, there only one problem:
Ho do I upload my website to this Linux Webserver ???
Do I need an FTP-server or is there another way. And if I do need one, which one is the best solution. As I am a complete newbie I need a foolproof "How to install an FTP-server for dummies" so every pointer in that direction would be higly appreciated.
I already tried ProFTPd (http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/joey/proftpd.shtml) but I can't seem to get the configuration file in order.
December 25th, 2001, 07:55 AM
Maybe you have an ftp already?
if you don't know in console type ftp
December 25th, 2001, 01:51 PM
proFTPD is a good choice.
if you don't want anonymous access you're almost ready, after installing the rpm-package.
you have to do one more thing:
open the file /etc/inetd.conf in an editor. find the line starting with ftp or #ftp
it should look like this (all in one line):
ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd proftpd
if there are more lines starting with ftp put a # sign in front of the others.
type "ftp localhost" in a shell and log in with your user name and password.
if you want anonymous access just uncomment the lines (at the bottom) in /etc/proftpd.conf
December 25th, 2001, 02:09 PM
Here is my config file.
I tried to use this one but it says that i don't have a group called "nogroup". I guess I knew that but I don't know how to fix it. I only use the FTP-server internally on my home network.
So one account (preferably without password) is sufficient.
Hope you can help me with this one.
December 25th, 2001, 02:26 PM
I'm not running RedHat (I use SuSE) but there should be a tool for creating users. Try linuxconf or if you are running KDE use the KDE program for it. First create a group nogroup and then create a new user nobody who is a member of the nogroup.
If you can't find the tools open a shell and type
you can find help with the man command
hope this helps
January 7th, 2002, 06:44 PM
What you want to do is change the group to nobody as well.
RedHat doesn't have a nogroup group, but the user nobody has it's own group : nobody
Just change that, and it should work!!
Hope this helps!
January 8th, 2002, 03:39 AM
Take a look at www.pureftpd.org ! Very easy, documentation, rpm, graphical conf tool for kde, advanced features ....