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-Ay-
11th December 2005, 23:42
I want to set up an FTP server for some friends and I to use. I'm a n00b to Linux and have no clue what I'm doing when I look at the ProFTPd config file.

I need to set up a server that has 3 user accounts; 1 for administrative duties, 1 for uploading files and 1 for people to download through. I do not want folk other than who I give the account info to be able to download my files.

What do I have to do in my config file to allow that?

Furthermore, what do I need to do to get the ftp server on the internet?

I'm behind a router, I am using Debian Sarge, and I'm using proftpd v 1.2.10.

I'm sorry I'm asking for a lot...but most of the info on the internet I've found assumes you know EVERYTHING about Debian/proftpd.

falko
12th December 2005, 10:29
I suggest you follow this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/proftpd_mysql_virtual_hosting
to get your FTP server up and running.

Furthermore, what do I need to do to get the ftp server on the internet?

I'm behind a router, I am using Debian Sarge, and I'm using proftpd v 1.2.10.
You have to forward port 21 from your router to your Debian system. Some routers also have special firewall settings for FTP, but that depends on the router...