setting up wuftpd and web hosting

From: Gordon J. Holtslander <holtslander_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Fri Jul 09 1999 - 16:44:14 CST


Two questions: One dumb, one not so dumb

Dumb question:

I want to set up my computer to do anonymous ftp. I can't find any
documentation on setting it up, except for the man page for ftpd and it
doesn't seem to answer my question. Does anyone know of good
documentation on wuftpd?

I looked at the LDP howto's and couldn't find anything.

I know ftpd works on my computer. I need to know where and how do I
define the location of files that I want to make accessable to anonymous
ftp. Where do I put the pub dir on my computer and how do I point ftpd
at it?

Not so dumb:

I have a friend who works for a small non-profit organization. They are
buying a new computer for their office. I've almost convinced my friend
to set the computer up as a dual boot linux windows computer. The big
selling point being that they will have a reliable computer and access
to much more software for the buck.

They are also considering setting up a web site. Would it be practical
to run the site off their new computer with apache (and never switch to
windows!)? I don't know what is involved in setting up an independent
web site. What kind of connection is used, how much does it cost? Who
sells it? How do you register the site?

Is it worth the trouble doing this, or should they go through a
commercial hosting service?



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