ProFTPd Not Writable?

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raid517
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ProFTPd Not Writable?

Post by raid517 » Fri May 19, 2006 8:55 am

I wonder if anyone can help explain/fix a couple of odd things I have found?

Firstly everything works pretty great. No major hassles no worries - which is a revalation for a Linux install. (Most Linux installs take a lot more work).

Anyway the thing is there are only tow small snags I have enocountered. The first is that although I can FTP in to ProFTPd I don't appear to have any write access to anything on my linux drive.

Ideally I would like to perghaps set a /home/gentoox/shared directory and also perhaps share my /mnt/F/Music direcory over FTP and have these be fully writable.
How can I achieve this?

GJ
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Post by orochi » Fri May 19, 2006 9:21 am

edit your post and remove the obscenities

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Post by raid517 » Fri May 19, 2006 10:26 am

I appologise profusely - I was having a bad day - I typed some random crap. The profanities were aimed at others in the office and not anyone here.

People were anoying me and I was feeling very very stressed! I never meant to hit the submit button!

Sorry!

GJ

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Post by Snaver » Fri May 26, 2006 12:08 am

I had this error, what i did was this

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chmod a+rwx 'Location of directory/or file'

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Post by orochi » Fri May 26, 2006 7:36 am

This could potentially be a very bad idea, depending on the type of data you want to share (both via ftp and on the local system) it may not be a good idea to give everyone full access to your files as that command will do.

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Re: ProFTPd Not Writable?

Post by orochi » Fri May 26, 2006 7:38 am

raid517 wrote:I wonder if anyone can help explain/fix a couple of odd things I have found?

Firstly everything works pretty great. No major hassles no worries - which is a revalation for a Linux install. (Most Linux installs take a lot more work).

Anyway the thing is there are only tow small snags I have enocountered. The first is that although I can FTP in to ProFTPd I don't appear to have any write access to anything on my linux drive.

Ideally I would like to perghaps set a /home/gentoox/shared directory and also perhaps share my /mnt/F/Music direcory over FTP and have these be fully writable.
How can I achieve this?

GJ
there is a rather nice guide on these forums to do this, basically create a user who's home is the location you want to share, and edit the proftpd.conf file to jail that user to their home dir. A much better explanation can be found via the search button.

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