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Old 08-21-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
synthetec
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proftpd - How to make it so that users authenticate based on /etc/passwd


As the title suggests, how do I make it so that /etc/passwd is used to authenticate FTP users??
 
Old 08-21-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

The short answer to your question is "google" :-)

From what I can find, it seems to be the default, and easy to configure even if not.

We might be of more help if you elaborate a little, though. What software are you running (OS & proftpd version)? What does your config look like? What have you tried to figure it out?

Good luck!
 
Old 08-22-2014, 02:22 AM   #3
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Hi,

The short answer to your question is "google" :-)

From what I can find, it seems to be the default, and easy to configure even if not.

We might be of more help if you elaborate a little, though. What software are you running (OS & proftpd version)? What does your config look like? What have you tried to figure it out?

Good luck!
Hi, sorry for the vague question then I suppose.

It's CentOS 6.5, ProFTPD Verison 1.3.3g.

I have googled around and from what i've read, it is supposed to accept /etc/passwd based on default config, however when I tried using an FTP client, I receive the below output. I tried logging in as the same root user/password that is within /etc/passwd, as well as another user. This is why i'm not sure what to do.


Response: 220 FTP Server ready.
Command: USER root
Response: 331 Password required for root
Command: PASS ********
Response: 530 Login incorrect.
Error: Critical error: Could not connect to server
 
Old 08-22-2014, 02:41 AM   #4
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I tried logging in as the same root user/password that is within /etc/passwd, as well as another user. This is why i'm not sure what to do.
By default root cannot use ftp, for security reasons.
Try to login as a regular user and you'll see that it should work

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