I’m re-installing CentOS 7 on the parish server today. I’ve decided to take the easy way out and I’ll be using Webmin so I don’t have to pick over all the grisly details to get things running properly. One of the first things I’ll do is set up the FTP server on the box itself and use port forwarding through the router. Later this week I hope to install DD-WRT on the big router and move it back into place.
However, for the FTP thing, all the logins and passwords will change. I’ll create a general account and password for most folks. Those of you who need write access will have your own individual account and password. I realize this is not as convenient as an anonymous login, but this is the best way to protect the machine and my Internet access.
At any rate, we should have everything up and running per the original plan pretty soon, I hope.
Update: Well, that was a boondoggle. Webmin failed to fix SELinux security policies for using the FTP server. Worse, there are no instructions on how to take care of it. If I have to do all that stuff manually, there’s not much point in using something like Webmin. This will take longer than I first anticipated.