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Old 11-04-2002, 07:37 AM   #1
Richard1781
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Proftpd


first off ime a -> lol

i installed proftpd and i can login however i cant make folders / upload files i get permission denied can ne one help ?

//proftpd.conf//


ServerName "richard.server"
ServerIdent off
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on
MaxLoginAttempts 1
Port 21
Umask 775
MaxInstances 30
User ftp
Group ftp
Maxclients 3 "550 Sorry %m/3 Users loged in..."
AllowOverwrite yes
IdentLookups off
<Directory /*>
AllowOverwrite on
<Limit ALL>
AllowAll
</Limit>
</Directory>

//end Proftpd.conf//

pleeeeeeeeeeeeaze help

i feel so lame :P

Richard

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Old 11-04-2002, 11:04 AM   #2
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Easy to use ftp ?

Is there an ftp program eraier to set up than proftpd ?

if so can anyone point me in the direction of downloading it

thanx

Richard
 
Old 11-04-2002, 11:20 AM   #3
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VSFTPD is pretty good but if your having issues creating folders or uploading files it's probably a permissions issue. Make sure the directory has the correct mask. This problem may still be there regardless of the ftp daemon you run.
 
Old 11-04-2002, 12:18 PM   #4
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ime stupid

User = 'myname'
group = 'ftp'

in the conf file

useing 'myname' and setting my default group to ftp in the user manager alows me one user to upload

just incase this helps ne one else

Thanx peoples
 
Old 11-04-2002, 02:13 PM   #5
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an app that I have found usefull when working with proFTPd is GProFTPd (http://freshmeat.net/projects/gproft...pic_id=89%2C58) - it wont solve your problems but it will help configure the server.
 
Old 11-04-2002, 02:38 PM   #6
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One other thing I'll note having been hacked before: If your ftp users are regular shell account users make sure you're not running ssh or telnet. Ftp uses clear text passwords and is not secure. If a hacker intercept the user/pass, they can compromise your system.
I strongly recommend you use noshell accounts for ftp and "jail" them with chroot.
 
Old 11-05-2002, 07:43 AM   #7
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If your ftp users are regular shell account users make sure you're not running ssh or telnet.
Creating FTP users as shell users is a pretty stupid way of creating users though! This is a configuration mistake like other things that may lead to a system compromise.

If you're a bit paranoid run the FTP server itself chrooted... (and not just the users). That's a recommended setting if you're on a public network such as the internet!


Ideally running everything as non-root-user and chrooted adds quite some security to your boxes!
 
  


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