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Configuring FTP on Exadata

Alejandro Vargas
Technical Leader, ACS Global Delivery, Infrastructure & BigData
Exadata is installed with the minimum set of rpm's required to make it work as a database server.
In many cases you will need to install by yourself the rpms required to make available some specific functions, like FTP.
Exadata is installed either with Oracle Enterprise Linux or Solaris Express. This instructions match the Linux distribution, and can be used on any RH compatible Linux, not only OEL on Exadata.
You can find the rpm's on the Oracle Enterprise Linux Distribution Disk, downloadable from edelivery.oracle.com
Install the Following rpms:
[root@exand02 rpms]# ls
ftp-0.17-35.el5.x86_64.rpm pam-rpms
lftp-3.7.11-4.el5.x86_64.rpm tftp-server-0.49-2.0.1.x86_64.rpm
The Command to Install
[root@exand02 rpms]# rpm -Uivh vsftpd-2.0.5-16.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm ftp-0.17-35.el5.x86_64.rpm lftp-3.7.11-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
Start Service vsftpd
[root@exand02 rpms]# service vsftpd start
Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [ OK ]
[root@exand02 rpms]# service vsftpd status
vsftpd (pid 9274) is running...
Configure Automatic vsftp Start
[root@exand02 rpms]# chkconfig vsftpd on
[root@exand02 rpms]# chkconfig --list | grep vsftpd
vsftpd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
echo "service vsftpd status" >> /etc/rc.local
[root@exand02 rpms]# tail -2 /etc/rc.local
########### END DO NOT REMOVE Added by Oracle Exadata ###########
service vsftpd start
Edit /etc/vsftpd.conf
Set the following parameters on vsftpd.conf
#anonymous_enable=YES (changed to NO to allow Exadata users to ftp)
#userlist_enable=YES (changed to NO to allow Exadata users to ftp)
[root@exand02 vsftpd]# ftp exand02
Connected to exand02 (
220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
Name (exand02:root): oracle
331 Please specify the password.
230 Login successful.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> pwd
257 "/home/oracle"
ftp> ls
227 Entering Passive Mode (10,25,104,130,85,192)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
drwxr-xr-x 3 1001 500 4096 May 20 19:47 local
drwxr----- 3 1001 500 4096 May 03 12:20 oradiag_oracle
-rw-r--r-- 1 1001 500 1020 Jun 01 14:41 ~oraclec
226 Directory send OK.
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.

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