I am pulling data off of one server and giving it to someone else in my office. I am running mediawiki on a server that is on a closed network. I need to move the images folder off of that server to a local file store so I can transfer it somewhere else to be imported into our new wiki server.
I thought I'd use Samba, but why not just use FTP, should work.
I have vsftpd setup and running stand alone. I can connect to it locally via remote terminal and I can connect to it via FileZilla FTP client. I can only see the empty user directory that I set up according to the vsftpd INSTALL doc. I want to be able to use the FTP client to navigate to the directory that I need and transfer files. I have reviewed dozens of posts in forums and on this site and nothing works.
How can I get the FTP server to allow my login to see the folder structure of the server. I'm not on an open system or on the web, I just need to transfer some files and then the server is getting turned off.
Is it a CHMOD command? an apache configuration? can I just simlink the directory that I want to transfer to the empty directory assigned to /var/ftp user? What's missing? Any ideas?
My vsftpd.conf is below
# Standalone mode
# Access rights