I have recently ordered a server from UK2.net for 99p :P
I had them install Debian Stable on it, and was ready earlier on today.
First things I did was disable thigns like apache2, bind, popd etc. Then I did aptitude install pure-ftpd
For some reason it was being run by inetd, but that wasn't really a problem. I connect, type in my own username which I have just created, and my password, only to get the 530 Authentication Failed
I'm 200% sure the password is correct, and have probably tried about a hundred times today.
Things I tried was tinkering with the config folder, chaning 65unix to yes, 70pam to no, and so on and so on.
I even purged pure-ftpd and re-installed it.
Still no luck. Tried running /usr/sbin/pure-ftpd -l unix &
So, I had another idea: I delete that and compile pure-ftpd from source!
download the latest source from http://download.pureftpd.org/pub/pure-ftpd/releases/
went into the untarred folder:
./configure --prefix=/opt/pure-ftpd --with-ftpwho
Went to /opt/pure-ftpd/sbin and did ./pure-ftpd &
and still no luck. Also tried with -l unix
but that hasn't helped either
Most of the time while I was checking I had another Putty window open, logged in as non-root and did ftp localhost
I got all the banners and username/password prompts, but always the 530 Authentication Error.
I would really appreciate any ideas.
It will probably turn out to be the most obvious solution and it has been staring me in the face for the past few hours it has been baffling me.
Thanks in advance