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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by phantom2, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. phantom2

    phantom2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2004
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    I installed a free hosting script on a brand new server and its supposed to allow FTP access using pureftpd but so far I've had no luck.

    Here are the instructions it came with and below that is what I did.

    Download PureFTPd
    Decompress it on your server

    tar zxf pure-ftpd-1.0.15.tar.gz
    Configure and install

    cd pure-ftpd-1.0.15
    ./configure --with-everything --prefix=/usr/local/pureftpd
    make install
    Edit the Authentication Module

    Open /path/to/easyhost/system/
    Change the path variable to the correct path to easyhost.conf
    chmod to 755
    Start the Authentication Daemon

    /usr/local/pureftpd/sbin/pure-authd -s /tmp/ftpd.sock -r /path/to/easyhost/system/ &
    Stop any other FTP servers

    This command depends on what FTP server you are currently running, if any.
    Start the FTP server

    /usr/local/pureftpd/sbin/pure-ftpd -lextauth:/tmp/ftpd.sock &

    Here's what I did.

    I went into WHM and switched to pureftpd. Restarted the ftp server and it restarted fine.

    I noticed in the instructions that the path to pureftpd is different then where cpanel has it installed so I made sure I used the correct paths in the required commands...

    /usr/sbin/pure-authd -s /tmp/ftpd.sock -r /home/firstrat/public_html/system/ &

    I hit enter and this came up

    [1] 4474

    However, it does not seem to work. This could be a problem with the script itself but because I did not follow what the instructions said because pureftpd was already available so I thought it would be best to see what you guys thought.

    Any insite on this would be greatly appreciated.


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