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    Default FTP server and KDE desktop

    I'm being told that the reason why i cant get a FTP server to work is becuase im using a desktop, not server.

    Is that even true? I can get samba server to run fine, just having an issue with FTP. I'm using Suse 12.2 KDE desktop, dual boot with windows.

    thanks

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    Default Re: FTP server and KDE desktop

    Sweettea wrote:
    > I'm being told that the reason why i cant get a FTP server to work is
    > becuase im using a desktop, not server.
    >
    > Is that even true?


    No.

    If you posted some useful information about what you've tried and what
    goes wrong; people might be able to help you further.

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    thanks for your reply. ive posted in this thread a few times about my issue...

    via yast, i have installed pureftpd, proftp, and vsftp. why all 3? becuase webmin cant find them when i log in. all 3 are listed in the unused modlules. after doing research on what "unsued modules" ment to webmin, it said that it ment that those programs were not isntalled. ive also tried to install via terminal, and terminal says that they are installed. so im at a complete loss as to what to do. after asking a professor for help, they menioned that an FTP server would not work in desktop. but i felt that this info was wrong.

    thanks

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    Default Re: FTP server and KDE desktop

    I installed all of them just to be able to help you. They don't have a graphical interface so you'll not be able to find them from the menu(at least I don't know the way to do it).
    You need to either find a graphical interface for any/all of them(if it exists) or go in a terminal and start/configure them. For example vsftpd has the configuration file at /etc/vsftpd.conf. Read the man for it and see what are your options. I think you'll have to start them first after installation with YAST. /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf will need to be cofigured for the proftpd. It runs as a daemon standalone or as a server. pure-ftpd is configurable via /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd-conf. I hope that the teacher who said that it has to run on a server not a desjtop is not a computer science teacher. Good luck and have fun reading/learning.

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    Default Re: FTP server and KDE desktop

    On 02/11/2013 05:16 PM, Sweettea wrote:
    > ive posted in this thread


    no, not in _this_ thread....this is a thread which began less than an
    hour ago on 11 Feb 2013.

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    Sweettea wrote:
    > thanks for your reply. ive posted in this thread a few times about my
    > issue...
    >
    > via yast, i have installed pureftpd, proftp, and vsftp. why all 3?
    > becuase webmin cant find them when i log in. all 3 are listed in the
    > unused modlules. after doing research on what "unsued modules" ment to
    > webmin, it said that it ment that those programs were not isntalled. ive
    > also tried to install via terminal, and terminal says that they are
    > installed. so im at a complete loss as to what to do. after asking a
    > professor for help, they menioned that an FTP server would not work in
    > desktop. but i felt that this info was wrong.


    Yes, the info was wrong.

    I don't see any mention in your previous messages about webmin, so I've
    no idea why you mention it now.

    I see that you had an initial thread and then appear to have abandoned
    it after people asked you to answer some questions. I suggest you go
    back to that thread and answer the questions and then maybe you'll make
    some progress.

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    Default Re: FTP server and KDE desktop

    thank you for your reply.

    im ok with no GUI, i prefer one but i'll deal. if im reading right, webmin will be the inferface for them. but if webmin says they are not installed im lost lol
    if i read understood your reply correctly, I need to edit the config file in order for them to work? maybe i missunderstood. i will look into the config file when i get home. thanks a lot for your help

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    in yast you can search for yast-ftp-server and I would suggest using it because it gives you a graphical interface for either vsftpd or proftpd. your choice and a way to start/stop/configure the ftp daemon from a graphical interface

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    Default Re: FTP server and KDE desktop

    On 2013-02-11 17:16, Sweettea wrote:
    >
    > thanks for your reply. ive posted in this thread a few times about my
    > issue...
    >
    > via yast, i have installed pureftpd, proftp, and vsftp. why all 3?
    > becuase webmin cant find them when i log in.


    Why are you using webmin when YaST has an FTP server configuration module?


    > after asking a
    > professor for help, they menioned that an FTP server would not work in
    > desktop. but i felt that this info was wrong.


    This is wrong and it is also correct. Right, because the FTP server is a
    daemon, which means that it has no GUI you can use in the desktop to
    configure it. Wrong, because of course, the daemon can run regardless if
    the machine has a desktop or not.

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    webmin doesn't see either of the services, since they're not activated. Best use yast in ncurses mode ( no graphical desktop required ):
    login on the machine's login prompt, using username and password, then do:
    Code:
    su -c yast
    Install the yast-ftp modules, restart yast and you'll see them.

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