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Red Hat Linux System Administration Handbook by Mark F. Komarinski, Cary Collett

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Chapter 10. Setting Up FTP Services

Virtual, anonymous, and more

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most frequently used services available on the Internet. Setting up an anonymous FTP server is fairly straightforward. Other services, like virtual FTP hosts and FTP-only accounts, are a little more tricky.

FTP under Red Hat Linux

Along with telnet-like applications, FTP is one of the most basic TCP/IP services. Red Hat Linux comes with a clone of the standard FTP UNIX command-line FTP client, as well as the more full-featured ncftp. The default FTP daemon under Red Hat is wu-ftpd.

We will cover the setup and configuration of wu-ftpd for anonymous and user access, as well as the setup of virtual FTP servers. Next we'll talk about setting ...

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