Linux ftp

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
The latest idea is to move the ftp site to the Linux server so that the web page points to reports and documents that are located on itself rather than pointing to another server.  This is going to have its own set of drawbacks, such as how to map the web page server.  Give this some thought.  Supposedly there is a program available that will allow the web page to be modified from a remote location, something like PC anywhere but for a Linux server.  Let me know if anyone has any ideas, or help on this. Thanks
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    > allow the web page to be modified from a remote location, something like PC anywhere but for a Linux server.
    PcAnywhere countpart on Linux is  VNC.
    on Linux and remember the session number :1 or :2 .... (it will ask password for the first time run vncserver)

    Then download vncviewer from
    and put
    <IP of Linux box>:1   <=== session number may differ
    in vncviewer.
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    >  how to map the web page server.
    Change on the DNS server,
    Say original has IP and your has IP, then
    change to IP in DNS server after you move ftp to your webserver. So you don't need to change your webpage.
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    I agree with wesly_chen.

    FYI you dont have to download a vncviewer. there is a java viewer built-in vnc server.

    If you just want to move ftp to linux. Why don't you set up another delicated linux ftp server. or just convert the old ftp server to linux. ftp is generally concider as a security hasser.
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    I am reading your question completely different from everyone else.  I think you want a way to access your remote files from windows and be able to swap them out without using an ftpserver.
    You can always use VNC for remote desktop, but it is running everything from that computer and does not have file transfer tools in it like PCANYWHERE.  You would be using the tools that your linux machine has.  
    The better way of do this is to share the files on a network accessible drive, if you want to be able to update them the way it sounds in your specs.  
    There are 2 way of doing this well.  You can use NFS whish is a network file system that can be mounted to your other machine.  You can update the files easily as if it was an attached drive.  
    The other method is to use SAMBA which uses windows file sharing.
    I suggest for you to try and use NFS since the SAMBA developers have not been able to fix the problem of stale mounts and current connections that can't be terminated and prevent linux from shutting down properly.
    Personally I do not use these methods at all and I update my websites using SFTP.  I don't bother mapping drives.  The less network connections the better the bandwidth and the fewer problems that can go wrong.

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