Old 8th December 2005, 08:12
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Default FTP please help

hi there, I'm new at this forum and this is my first post. Also i'm totally newbie to linux. I hav a Mandrake 2006 and Opensuse 10. I just want my server to be a file server to upload/download my important files wherever i go.

Can anyone give a right tutorial/ step by step on how to this please..all i want is to have a secure ftp server.

i hope u can help me guys.

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Old 8th December 2005, 11:50
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Plaese have a look at the SuSe Howto:


or Mandrake Howto:


There you will find instructions on how to install proftpd on your Linux server. Then add an linux user "best" with the commands:

useradd best -m -G users
passwd best

You can then login with the username best and the password you chose with FTP to your server to the home directory of best.
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Old 8th December 2005, 12:53
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You could also use WinSCP ( http://winscp.net/eng/index.php ) on your Windows workstation/notebook to transfer files to and from your file server.
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