The Final Step: Starting the FTP Software
In order to get the FTP service running on your server, you have to edit the file "/etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd
". Open this file and remove the line that says "disable = yes
". Use the vi
command like this:
While the file is open, use the arrow keys to move to the line that you want to removed and press "d" twice (dd
). Save the file by typing ":wq
" and pressing Enter
. To make the changes take effect type:
# This restarts xinetd to get ftp working.
You can now ftp to and from both of the OSs as either a "system" user or as an "anonymous" user. We would like to point out here that the root user (the system administrator) is not
able to ftp to the Linux system. Preventing system administrator ftp access is a standard Linux security block, because ftp access is open from the Internet side.
When you ftp to the server as an anonymous user, you will initially start at the ftp root "/var/ftp
Congratulations! You have finished installing Linux Red Hat and paved the way for the rest of your Web server setup. You're now free to install your Apache/JBoss software.