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Setting up remote authenticated FTP access to /var/www/ on Fedora 5.0

Not knowing too much about Linux I have set up a web server on Fedora 5.0., That was easy.

I need to upload/download/delete the web content with ftp remotely with a single username/password.   (just like every commercial web hosting service)  I know it's not secure and their are better options, but that's OK.

Question 1 - - - After starting vsftp, read access to a "pub" folder is enabled by default, but I can't even find "pub" in the file system.  What is the file system path to "pub" ?

Question 2 - - -How to I get the ftp server to point to /var/www/ ?  Paths are not part of the vsftpd.conf setup file
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swbruce21
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swbruce21Author Commented:
OK, I found the PUB directory, so that leaves question 2

Question 2 - - -How to I get the ftp server to point to /etc/www/ ?  Paths are not part of the vsftpd.conf setup file
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ygouthamCommented:
hi

the default path of the vsftpd is defined in /etc/passwd file.  the pub that you are seeing is in /var/ftp/pub

change the file /etc/passwd and where it reads

ftp:x:...:...:/var/ftp/:/sbin/nologin to read like

ftp:x:...:...:/var/www:/sbin/nologin

please remember that the "..." that i have given is some number in the file change the "/var/ftp" to "/var/www/" or whatever directory that you want it to be pointed.

however it is not a good idea to have it in this manner as anyone who does an anonymous ftp to your website would see all the files.

instead create a user whose home directory would be /var/www

if you are using Internet Explorer to access the ftp folders, then you can click on FILE in the menu bar and select LOGIN AS to give a user name and password.

or if it is mozilla or some other browser, then you can try ftp://username@host.name.com to see a diaglog box appearing by default prompting you for the password which is a safer way to handle things.

goutham

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