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I'm trying to get an FTP server running using proftpd, and in installed it from the rpm correctly. I went in to /etc/proftpd.conf and it looks like it should (according to the proftpd FAQ on this site) When I tried to start it with "/usr/sbin/proftpd -c /etc/proftpd.conf" it tells me:
- no such group 'nogroup'
- Fatal: Group: Unknown group 'nogroup'
I just want my FTP server to have anonomous access for now. I noticed there is no "ftpusers" file in /etc. Do I need to create one for it to work?
in the config file, there is a line
This defines what user and group the proftpd runs as. Your /etc/passwd probably doesn't have the group nogroup, so change it to
because chances are you have the group nobody. Start it and it should work.
I changed it to what you said, "nobody" and it started fine (it didn't give any errors). But when I tried testing it, by typing "ftp localhost" it gave an error about remote server dissconnected :? I'll see what the exact error is in a minute.