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Old 10-24-2011, 10:28 AM
James Bond
Default ProFTPd access to /var/www

On 10/18/2011 04:33 PM, Oliver Marshall wrote:

Hi chaps,


Has anyone got FTP working so that an
external party can FTP to /var/www ?


I’ve been trying for ages. I’m easily on my
50th link from google searches and I’ve tried
ProFTPd and some others but just cant get it working.


I’m currently running ProFTPd (using the
GADMIN GUI). I gave up trying to create a dedicated user for
this party and just used the logon details of the main account
on the server. In ProFTPd I’ve assigned them permissions for
the /var/www directory, but that doesn’t work. They just get a
permission denied when changing folders in their FTP client.

So I used chown and chgrp to give that account permission to
the /var/www directory but that hasn’t worked.


SCP isn’t an option, though I haven’t had
much more joy with getting WinSCP working either, though I’m
told that’s a limitation on WinSCP rather than SCP as a whole.

Could someone spare 5 mins to give me some advice on how this
should be set up ?


sudo aptitude install vsftpd and then

netstat -tualp | grep 21

see if ftp is working on port 21

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