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Old 07-31-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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I can't login to my proFTPd server :(


proFTPd is installed, started, and I configured the conf file with the default root option and all that.

My understanding was it looked at passwd for user/passes, and so username and passwords for the FTP server would be the same as those on the system? But I can't login....

Tried as root and as a regular user.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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well?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
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Usually by default root is disabled, which is a good thing. Why would you want to login over a network and passing your root's password in plain text for anyone snooping to see..

Did you actually start proftpd? Is it running? What is the exact error you recieve when logging in?

And in the future, like our rules explain, don't bump your thread until at least 24 hours has surpassed..

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Old 07-31-2004, 06:18 PM   #4
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Ok, sorry about the bump.

I tried root as well because I'm A) Not paranoid about security atm, and B) Wanted to try an account I knew should work.

ProFTPd is started and running, and the error is simply "invalid password", which I know to be wrong.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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How are you trying to login, like from another app on another computer, from the command line or even from the local machine running? More details please.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 06:52 PM   #6
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Do the users that you're attempting to log in with have a valid shell? If they don't that could be the reason why proftpd is refusing the connection.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 07:23 PM   #7
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Ive tried logging in via command line from Windows XP, as well as via SmartFTP client.

I'll check out the shells. Right now there is an account I can't log in with set to /bin/false.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:55 AM   #8
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That can be a problem then. Proftpd normally defaults to disallowing logins from users without valid shells. Try adding
RequireValidShell off to your proftpd config file. If this is indeed your problem, then we should be in business.
 
  


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