ncftp or ncftpd... or not at all?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by d3m0nic, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. d3m0nic

    d3m0nic New Member

    I was wondering, what to install... if ever!

    ncftp is the client, ncftpd the server, but installing ISPC on CentOS 4.2/4.3 with proftpd, are ncftp/cdftpd really needed.

    I installed both anyway, but got some disturbing messages installing ncftpd:

    Warning: your /etc/ftpusers file may be missing entries.
    The /etc/ftpusers file is a list of users who should NOT
    be allowed to login by FTP.  The following users were found
    on your system, and are NOT in /etc/ftpusers.  Please review
    the list below, and if one or more of the users below should
    not be logging in by FTP, add them to /etc/ftpusers using
    a text editor (such as vi).
        games       ntp
    Using /var/ftp for ftp-home
    No FTP server is running.
    /etc/xinetd.conf does not appear to be handling the "ftp" service.
    Disabled the "ftp" service in the /etc/xinetd.d/gssftp file.
    Disabled the "ftp" service in the /etc/xinetd.d/xproftpd file.
    Sending SIGUSR2 to Xinetd running on PID 2134.
    NcFTPd is not currently running.
    Disabling system shutdown script /etc/rc0.d/K30proftpd.
    Disabling system shutdown script /etc/rc1.d/K30proftpd.
    Disabling system startup script /etc/rc2.d/S80proftpd.
    Disabling system startup script /etc/rc3.d/S80proftpd.
    Disabling system shutdown script /etc/rc4.d/K30proftpd.
    Disabling system startup script /etc/rc5.d/S80proftpd.
    Disabling system shutdown script /etc/rc6.d/K30proftpd.
    Installing configuration files.
    Installing new NcFTPd config files.
    Created /usr/local/etc/ncftpd/
    Looking up IP address and hostname for this machine.
    Created /usr/local/etc/ncftpd/
    Installing programs.
    Configuring your system so NcFTPd starts automatically at system boot.
    Starting NcFTPd: OK
    Checking if the FTP service has started.
    CONGRATULATIONS!  NcFTPd has been successfully installed.
    Your next step is to customize your installation by editing:
    Be sure to run /usr/local/sbin/restart_ncftpd after doing that.
    Installation log saved as /usr/local/etc/ncftpd/install_ncftpd.log.
    It seems to disable some proftpd stuff and I do not know if this is going to give me problems. Also, I don't know how to return to a previous configuration, without ncftpd. Though I rebooted the system, ISPC doesn't seem to be effected and doesn't show any new ncftpd server in the web-interface in "System Config" > Settings under the FTP-tab, other then VS-FTP and ProFTD.

    Also the web-ftp still works as before...

    so, I'm a bit confused.

    Please, enlighten me!
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You shouldn't have installed ncftpd, just ncftp. Please try to remove it.
  3. d3m0nic

    d3m0nic New Member

    Thanks for the reply...

    ...and for explanatory reason, removing ncftpd was quite easy. After installation of this package a uninstall script is generated. Path to it is /usr/local/etc/ncftpd/

    Running this script will remove it without any hassle.:p
  4. Bailx

    Bailx New Member

    in centos 4.4 for two diff. packages i am getting no match found in yum.

    ncftp & php-xml

    any idea whats going on there?
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  6. Bailx

    Bailx New Member

    yeah, except on 64-bit version.
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe they are not available in the 64Bit version. But they are not essential, just nice to have :)

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