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Re: [SLE] ftp server
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 10:05:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115733951.28818.15.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 07:48 -0600, Bob Swift wrote:
> On May 10, 2005 07:32, Ken Schneider wrote:
> > Looking to set up an ftp server so I can install 9,3 on a machine that
> > has a broken dvd drive. The only server package on 9.2 DVD is pure-ftpd
> > and I can't figure out how to set the root dir to where I want it. Am I
> > missing something simple or are the docs missing that part?
> I'm assuming that you're trying to set the directory for anonymous ftp. The
> directory used is the home directory for the user "ftp". Set this to
> whatever you want as the root directory of your ftp service (but you can't
> use YAST for this if the directory already exists), and you should be ready
> to roll. Of course, make sure that user "ftp" can read the files and
> subdirectories.
> Hope this helps.
> Bob
Thanks, that is what I suspected but wasn't sure. Why the doc writers
couldn't put that simple explanation into the docs is beyond me, that's
what docs are for isn't it?, not assuming everyone just knows it.
I'll give it a whirl.

Thanks again.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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