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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Enabling FTP Access

The FTP network service is controlled by the Internet service daemon, inetd. To ensure that inetd knows how to respond to FTP connection requests, you must edit /etc/inetd.conf to ensure that the FTP service is enabled.

There are two types of FTP access—one type for regular users of your system (who have user accounts), and the other for anonymous user access. Anonymous user access allows anyone to download files from a set of defined directories on your system by logging in as user anonymous and by convention, leaving his email address as a password.

Determining whether FTP is enabled on your system

  1. Make sure you have the FTP server installed on your system. Issue the command rpm -q wu-ftpd. If the system responds with the ...

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