Installing Proftpd on CentOS 5.4, 5.5 or 5.x

So I’ve been testing out webmin which is a free control panel for linux servers on one of my VPSs’ and I wanted to install an FTP server. Problem was this.. when I tried to run the proftpd module in webmin, it couldn’t find the proftpd rpm package to install on CentOS. So what did I do? Yes, google is the devil. I googled it. Found a website that explained how to do it but I can’t remember the website, I just remembered saving the command to install proftpd on CentOS. Hope this helps someone else out there

Do the following:

rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

Then do the following:

yum install proftpd

and that should install proftpd so you can administer it via webmin 🙂

Good luck!

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