Hello every one there,
I m new here in, and have some problem in configuring FTP server in RedHat 5, so can any body help me please!!!

Regards!
A.M Linux

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What are you trying to accomplish? The reason I am asking is that
1. in many cases there are better ways to transfer files
2. RedHat 5 is very old

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FTP still has it's uses.

If you are going to do this, I suggest chroot-ing the users into their home directories to limit their access along with making sure the ftp logins do not match the system logins.

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What are you trying to accomplish? The reason I am asking is that
1. in many cases there are better ways to transfer files
2. RedHat 5 is very old

u must install vsftpd package first.
yum install vsftpd
service vsftpd restart
chkconfig vsftpd on

it is a default configuration of ftp.
ftp is not so secure.

Thank Dear CimmerianX, rahul pareek, DoRight,
but what is the alternative for FTP, can anyone give little details

It depends on the situation. But some good alternatives to lookat:
SFTP
FTPS
SCP

Thanks CimmerianX for ur support

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