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Old 10-17-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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proftpd troubles


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?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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in the config file, there is a line
"Group nogroup"
This defines what user and group the proftpd runs as. Your /etc/passwd probably doesn't have the group nogroup, so change it to
"Group nobody"
because chances are you have the group nobody. Start it and it should work.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, but when I try to edit proftpd.conf with emacs, I get the error "/etc/proftpd.conf is locked by @localhost..lo... (PID6475)"

Why would it be locked? I'm logged in as root.

Thanks
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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its probably because it was opened already in some other terminal or something. check your processes (ps -aux) and kill anything that resembles VI or EMAC or whatever you use.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:31 PM   #5
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Well, I restarted linux and I changed the group to nouser. I typed the line in to start the server, but when I do "ftp localhost" it gives an error.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:09 PM   #6
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Is the error the same as the last one?
The group should be "nobody", not "nouser"
 
Old 10-18-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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Err, I didn't explain it correctly.

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.
 
  


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