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    Upload files to my Ubuntu Web Server

    And for my second (and last) Linux question of the night.....

    I have just installed Ubuntu server and installed LAMP during the setup. I can go to the default Apache page by typing http://ipaddress into a web browser.

    How would i upload a simple html file there from a Windows or Mac machine on the same network?

    Sorry sounds a basic question but im a Linux newbie.

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    I use proftpd as a ftp server

    It integrates its userbase with that of the system users.

    So when you log in via ftp, your ftp home folder is your system home folder.

    Once you have uploaded the file, you can use the command line to copy the file to the document root of apache

    Or you can use the GUI

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    If you have it installed in parallels on a mac then you should be able to install the parallel tools. Now i can't remember if it allows for shared folders between the two machines.

    Probably not the way you wanted to do it though.

    Now i have no experience of Linux but i would assume to you create a shared folder somewhere on your Linux machine using SAMBA or FTP and access the share through Finder's connect to server option.

    That's as much help as i can be

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    To install proftpd, you would use the package manager, Synaptic, in the adminsitrator menu and just search for it, mark it do be downloaded, and then click apply

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    You can use SAMBA, NFS or FTP. If you just want to upload files for a website ftp is probably easiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    To install proftpd, you would use the package manager, Synaptic, in the adminsitrator menu and just search for it, mark it do be downloaded, and then click apply
    There's no GUI in Ubuntu Server by default.

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    Last edited by somabc; 17th February 2009 at 12:22 AM.

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    oh aye, didnt clock it was server version.

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    With ssh/scp:

    Code:
    scp /path/on/mac/file.html serverip:/path/on/server/file.html

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    You don't need to install ftp - and I would recommend not doing so as you can just use ssh (sftp = more secure).

    For windows download the following two tools:

    putty - allows you ssh shell access
    winscp - allows you sftp ssh access which looks and works like an ftp client would (as it is an ftp client).

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    Ok thanks, as this is a test webserver i will go down the FTP route. I used the command
    Code:
    sudo-get install proftp
    and

    Code:
    sudo-get install proftp
    and i get this error

    Couldn't find package proftp
    How do i go about installing it?

    Thanks

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    The package is proftpd not proftp

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The package is proftpd not proftp
    i knew that

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    top tip:
    Code:
     apt-cache search proftp
    You only really want FTP if you need your users to be able to upload things (because ftp clients are historically more common than sftp). It's a legacy application IMO.

    On a webserver it is most likely that you will want to ssh onto it at some point to fix things - so you'll already have one port open. Others have mentioned SFTP. All you need to do is
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install openssh-server
    and you can remote into it and copy your files securely sftp doesn't transmit plaintext passwords like ftp, infact you don't even need passwords if you use (more secure) certificates.
    ssh is a much better way, you can even use it with rsync.....

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