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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Afro Boy, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Afro Boy

    Afro Boy Member

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    Hi,

    Am hoping someone here can provide some advice. I've noticed some odd activity with people trying to log in via anonymous ftp (we haven't even gone 'live' yet!)

    At any rate, I disabled anon ftp through whm.

    I was wondering if there were any default installed user accounts that I should change the password for? We're on a RedHat server. Would changing these passwords throw anything off for cPanel?

    Cheers,
    Af.
     
  2. namehog

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    FTP

    I recommend that you turn off vsftpd in /etc.init.d using

    ./etc/init.d/vsftpd stop

    and make sure that ProFTPD is running -

    vsftpd will allow users to escape their FTP shell and move above their directory
     
  3. jamesbond

    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    I noticed I have a process called vsftpd running:

    ps -auxwww | grep vsftpd

    root 15922 0.0 0.0 1708 604 pts/2 R 22:25 0:00 grep vsftpd


    I have no idea how this got installed in the first place.
    It is not located at /etc/init.d/
     
  4. xerophyte

    xerophyte Well-Known Member

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    hello,

    the above means grep vsftpd running, which is not equal to vsftpd running.

    vsftpd comes with redhat install, you can remove it using rpm

    hope that helps
     
  5. wipl_piyush

    wipl_piyush Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Well i m pasting a question instead of a answer..

    My question is ow could i retrict the filepload size to a certain value. i.e iif i want that a any user can upload a file lesser than 3 Mb or so.
     
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