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RE: [vox-tech] proftpd
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RE: [vox-tech] proftpd

I will take a look at ssh-scp.  I don't really mind what I use.  Thanks.
I was just trying FTP and it does seem to work - after a fashion.  It is
very slow and the user/password I created (using adduser) only has
limited access to directories (where do I change this?)
Martyn R. Whittaker

-----Original Message-----
From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
[mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Gabriel Rosa
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 9:19 PM
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] proftpd

On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Martyn R Whittaker wrote:

> Does anyone in the group use proftpd?

Nope, I use ssh/scp for all my file transfers.

> I'm trying to setup FTP on my Web server so that I can update my Web
> server.  I ran

Why not ssh/scp? :)

> apt-get install proftpd

You could then just run

apt-get install ssh

and since it piggybacks off ssh, there's no need to set it up
to get basic functionality out of it.

> and everything seemed to be going well - until I get the following
> message:
> Selecting previously deselected package proftpd-common.
> (Reading database ... 34654 files and directories currently
> Unpacking proftpd-common (from .../proftpd-common_1.2.4-2_i386.deb)
> Selecting previously deselected package proftpd.
> Unpacking proftpd (from .../proftpd_1.2.4-2_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up proftpd (1.2.4-2) ...
> Starting professional ftp daemon:  - No certificate files found!
> proftpd.
> I don't think it has installed properly.

It looks like it is installed properly, but not configured.
the message you are seeing is coming from the init script apt is
running to start ftpd.

> Where can I look to check?
> What does it mean by 'no certificates found'?

It means there are no certificates found.

My immediate advice would be: read the proftpd documentation.
my best advice would be: don't use ftp :)


ps. my immediate request would be: please don't post html mail to vox-*

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