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Re: [vox-tech] proftpd



On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Martyn R Whittaker wrote:

> Does anyone in the group use proftpd?

Nope, I use ssh/scp for all my file transfers.

>
> I'm trying to setup FTP on my Web server so that I can update my Web
> server.  I ran
>

Why not ssh/scp? :)

>
>
> apt-get install proftpd
>

You could then just run

apt-get install ssh

and since it piggybacks off ssh, there's no need to set it up
to get basic funcionality out of it.

>
>
> and everything seemed to be going well - until I get the following
> message:
>
>
>
> Selecting previously deselected package proftpd-common.
>
> (Reading database ... 34654 files and directories currently installed.)
>
> Unpacking proftpd-common (from .../proftpd-common_1.2.4-2_i386.deb) ...
>
> Selecting previously deselected package proftpd.
>
> Unpacking proftpd (from .../proftpd_1.2.4-2_i386.deb) ...
>
> Setting up proftpd (1.2.4-2) ...
>
> Starting professional ftp daemon:  - No certificate files found!
>
> proftpd.
>
>
>
> I don't think it has installed properly.
>

It looks like it is installed properly, but not configured.
the message you are seeing is coming from the init script apt is
running to start ftpd.

>
>
> Where can I look to check?
>
> What does it mean by 'no certificates found'?

It means there are no certificates found.

My immediate advice would be: read the proftpd documentation.
my best advice would be: don't use ftp :)

-Gabe

ps. my immediate request would be: please don't post html mail to vox-*

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