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mgallotti
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home directory question

I am trying to set up an anonymous ftp. Part of the instructions involve working with the 'home' directory. I am working on an HP-9000. What do I do if I have no 'home' directory? Should I be creating one?
thank you
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: home directory question

Shalom,

Anonymous ftp, which should be avoided where possible does work with a "home" directory.

Its not a real home because there is no user and there is no ability to log in. I would describe it as a default upload/download point instead of using the word home.

Usually it defaults to the /pub subdirectory of the ftp root.

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Steven Schweda
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Re: home directory question

> Part of the instructions [...]

Which instructions?

> I am working on an HP-9000.

Not a very useful description of the hardware
or the software.

uname -a

> What do I do if I have no 'home' directory?

Who is "I"? Anonymous FTP normally involves
a directory tree, the head of which is
specified as the home directory for the user
"ftp".

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-60130/ftpd.1M.html

> Should I be creating one?

If there isn't one already, then probably
yes.

The anonymous FTP directory should be
set up as follows:
[...]

Note that you need to follow the instructions
if you expect "ls" ("LIST") to work properly.

A Forum search for keywords like, say
anonymous FTP
should find many old thread on this topic.
(But "man ftpd" is probably more reliable.)