The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition - Page 6

14 Proftpd

Install Proftpd like this:

urpmi proftpd

When you see the following:

One of the following packages is needed:
1- proftpd-mod_wrap_file-1.3.0-4mdv2007.0.i586 : A file-specific driver for the mod_wrap module for ProFTPD (to install)
2- proftpd-mod_wrap_sql-1.3.0-4mdv2007.0.i586 : A SQL database driver for the mod_wrap module for ProFTPD (to install)

type in 1.

For security reasons you can add the following lines to /etc/proftpd.conf (thanks to Reinaldo Carvalho; more information can be found here:

vi /etc/proftpd.conf
DefaultRoot ~
IdentLookups off
ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."

Be sure to comment out the following lines in /etc/proftpd.conf in order to allow ftp users to CHMOD:

## Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default
#    DenyAll

Then restart Proftpd:

/etc/init.d/proftpd restart


15 Webalizer

Mandriva 2007 doesn't come with a Webalizer package anymore, therefore we install the static Webalizer binary from the Webalizer web site like this:

cd /tmp
gunzip webalizer-2.01-10-static.gz
mv webalizer-2.01-10-static /usr/bin/webalizer
chmod 755 /usr/bin/webalizer


16 Install Some Perl Modules Needed By SpamAssassin (Comes With ISPConfig)

To install all needed Perl Modules, we can use the appropriate Mandriva packages and install them using urpmi:

urpmi perl-HTML-Parser perl-Digest-SHA1 perl-DB_File perl-Net-DNS


17 The End

The configuration of the server is now finished, and if you wish you can now install ISPConfig on it.


18 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 Mandriva's suExec is compiled with /var/www as Doc_Root. Run

/usr/sbin/suexec -V

and the output should look like this:

Unless you install ISPConfig in expert mode and change the default web root (which is /var/www), you will be able to run CGI scripts under suExec with ISPConfig.


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