The Perfect Server - Fedora 7 - Page 6

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13 ProFTPd

ISPConfig has better support for proftpd than vsftpd, so let's remove vsftpd and install proftpd:

yum remove vsftpd

yum install proftpd

Next we must modify /etc/pam.d/proftpd (of course we make a backup of the original /etc/pam.d/proftpd) because otherwise system users will not be able to log in to FTP:

cp /etc/pam.d/proftpd /etc/pam.d/proftpd_orig
cat /dev/null > /etc/pam.d/proftpd
vi /etc/pam.d/proftpd

#%PAM-1.0
auth    required        pam_unix.so     nullok
account required        pam_unix.so
session required        pam_unix.so

Now we can create the system startup links for Proftpd and start it:

chkconfig --levels 235 proftpd on
/etc/init.d/proftpd start

 

14 Webalizer

To install webalizer, just run

yum install webalizer

 

15 Synchronize The System Clock

If you want to have the system clock synchronized with an NTP server do the following:

yum install ntp

chkconfig --levels 235 ntpd on
ntpdate 0.pool.ntp.org
/etc/init.d/ntpd start

 

16 Install Some Perl Modules

ISPConfig comes with SpamAssassin which needs a few Perl modules to work. We install the required Perl modules with a single command:

yum install perl-HTML-Parser perl-DBI perl-Net-DNS perl-Digest-SHA1

 

17 The End

The configuration of the server is now finished, and if you wish you can now install ISPConfig on it, following these instructions: http://www.ispconfig.org/manual_installation.htm

 

17.1 A Note On SuExec

If you want to run CGI scripts under suExec, you should specify /var/www as the web root for websites created by ISPConfig as Fedora's suExec is compiled with /var/www as Doc_Root. Run

/usr/sbin/suexec -V

and the output should look like this:

[root@server1 ssl]# /usr/sbin/suexec -V
 -D AP_DOC_ROOT="/var/www"
 -D AP_GID_MIN=100
 -D AP_HTTPD_USER="apache"
 -D AP_LOG_EXEC="/var/log/httpd/suexec.log"
 -D AP_SAFE_PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin"
 -D AP_UID_MIN=500
 -D AP_USERDIR_SUFFIX="public_html"
[root@server1 ssl]#

So if you want to use suExec with ISPconfig, don't change the default web root (which is /var/www) if you use expert mode during the ISPConfig installation (in standard mode you can't change the web root anyway so you'll be able to use suExec in any case).

 

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Submitted by maris (registered user) on Tue, 2007-09-04 14:20.

thank you for your great how-to

that would be nice, if you could add anonymous configuration file for proftpd.cof

and also config, which lets home users to login!