Setting up FTP Server RedHat ES3

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Can someone show me how to set up an FTP server on Redhat.  I downloaded webmin, but it says that wu-ftp, and proftp are not installed on my system.

Any help for a Linux novice would be appreciated.
Question by:Intern
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    ok first download proftpd from

    after that

    gunzip proftpd-1.2.10.tar.gz
    tar -xvf proftpd-1.2.10.tar

    make install

    go to configure file

    vi /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf

    and change attributes all commands are commented in this file

    after that copy this script to /etc/init.d/

    after that do
    chkconfig --add proftpd.init.d
    chconfig --level 2345 proftpd.init.d

    thats all

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    I did get vsftpd to work and I logged in as "ftp", is there any advantage of using proftpd over vsftpd?  The only thing that we want to use ftp for is to have one directory to dump database import files to, and nothing else.

    I would also like to lock down the "ftp" user and create a new user called "oracleftp" and have that user only have access to one directory ( /home/oracle/import ).

    If vsftpd will work then I might as well use that, can you possibly help me with creating this new user and directory, as well as getting rid of the "ftp" user?

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    no the vsftp is ok for this jobs.

    ooooooohhhhhhhhh    i only have experience in proftp with virtual host. like you mentiones... but check this url is the conf you ned it if not.. i have the rigth configuration for your proftpd

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    Maybe you can still help me with this one problem, I created a user called oracleftp, and made his home directory /home/oracle/import.  And then ftp'd the server and here is what I got:

    User ( oracleftp
    331 Please specify the password.
    500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/oracle/import
    500 OOPS: child died
    Connection closed by remote host.
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    ok maybe you have wrong perms in this directory because oracle is oracle owner and oracleftp cant pass througt this directory maybe you need to create

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    Worked great thanks
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    your welcome

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