Thursday, August 25, 2005

Enabling FTP on Solaris

Recently I wanted to enable FTP on my Solaris box and had to make quite a few changes to start the FTP server. I got a summary of all the things that should be done/checked :

#vi /etc/services - uncomment
-> ftp 21/tcp
#vi /etc/inetd.conf - uncomment
-> ftp stream tcp nowail root /usr/sbin/in.ftpd in.ftpd
# vi /etc/ftpd/ftpuser - to uncomment "root" out
-> # root
#vi /etc/shells - put in all the shell as possible
-> /usr/sbin/ksh
#vi /etc/default/login - to uncomment
-> CONSOLE=/dev/console
check ftp.allow and ftp.deny files as well
#kill -HUP pid - to restart #/usr/sbin/inetd -s

If U need to enable FTP upload, then U need to make changes in one more file. (/etc/ftpd/ftpaccess) For more details see this link: