We have enabled anonymous ftp on the edwards.sdsu.edu server, however you need to use Port 7009 to access the server.
If you want to share files, they should go in /home/ftp
However, that may not be convenient, as you may want to put the files in another directory.
For example, we have the phantome data in /var/www/phantome/Downloads/ but perhaps people would like to view this via ftp. However, because of the nature of proftpd security we can’t just use a symlink to get that directory to show up in /home/ftp
Therefore we need to use a linux trick:
1. make a new directory for the data
sudo mkdir /home/ftp/PhAnToMe
2. mount the existing directory at that location too
sudo mount –bind /var/www/phantome/Downloads/ /home/ftp/PhAnToMe
Now that directory appears in our ftp site and people can download data from it.
Also, note that the .message file is automatically displayed to each user when the chdir into the directory. You should put something in there so that they know what the data is.