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Old 12-12-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
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Proftpd and anonymous login problem from localhost.

Helo everybody.

Distribution: Fedora Core 2.
Service: proftpd compiled by myself:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/run --enable-shadow \
--with-modules=mod_tls:mod_ratio:mod_readme:mod_quotatab:mod_quotatab_file:mod_ifsession:mod_wrap && \
make && \
make install
I run proftpd by xinetd:
service ftp
disable = no
flags           = REUSE
socket_type     = stream
instances       = 50
wait            = no
user            = root
server          = /usr/sbin/proftpd
log_on_success  = HOST PID
log_on_failure  = HOST
My proftpd.conf file:
ServerName                      "ProFTPD Default Installation"
ServerType                      inetd
DefaultServer                   on
Port                            21
Umask                           022
MaxInstances                    30
User                            nobody
Group                           nobody

DefaultRoot ~

AllowOverwrite          on


<Anonymous ~ftp>
  User                          ftp
  Group                         ftp
UserAlias                       anonymous ftp

  MaxClients                    10

  DisplayLogin                  welcome.msg
  DisplayFirstChdir             .message

  <Limit WRITE>
I create also ftp home directory with rights:
# ls -l /var |grep ftp
drwxr-xr-x   2 root ftp   4096 Dec 12 12:10 ftp
There is no iptables on this machine.

And now... the problem is...

When I try to log on anonymous account from the same machine and try to do simple ls command:
# ncftp localhost
NcFTP 3.1.7 (Jan 07, 2004) by Mike Gleason (
Connecting to                                                                
ProFTPD 1.2.10 Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) []
Logging in...                                                                             
Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply.
Logged in to localhost.                                                                   
ncftp / > ls
Remote host has closed the connection.
List failed.
But when I try to login from another host on network everything is OK. I can list files from anonymous account.

If I make a addition user account and try to log on it from localhost everything is ok also. I have only problem with login as anonymous from the same machine.

What it could be?

Best regards.


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