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Old 03-27-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
ShadowLeo
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Unable to log into FTP: Using ProFTPd and MyWebFTP for Admin


Hello! I'm a super newbie to linux so please pardon me if my post seems vague or may be missing information. I'm having a problem with configuring ProFTPd, when I first installed and ran it I was able to FTP no problem. I wanted to alter the config file so that I could be the only one able to log in. (using it for web development) but no matter what I did, no log in ever worked. After much searching in this forum, on the ProFTPd site and elsewhere, I'm just about ready to call it quits. I managed to configure MyWebFTP and it is running properly. But even after I added myself as a user, I still cannot log in to my FTP server. Log files would be useful in helping me I bet but, like I said, I'm a newbie and have no idea where to look. As a last ditch effort I recursivley set the permissions on the directory /var/www to 777 to see if it was that and chown'd between the only two logins on that machine. Any help or advice on where to look next would be greatly appreciated. And Thanks in Advance!!!


Oh Yah: Debian Linux(woody), with Apache, PHP, MySQL, ProFTPd-mysql installed. I used apt-get.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Nevermind! Got it.

It turns out upon inspection of the auth log file, all of my connections were 'Connection Refused'. When I tried to FTP from the command line I got 500 Connection Refused (going down blah blah...) After a little messing around I realized that when I used ftpshut, it had produced a file shutmsg in /etc . When I deleted this file, as suggested in the man for ftpshut (guess next time I should just rtfm ), my ftp promptly began working again. Just figured I would share this little info in case it happened to someone else.
 
  


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