LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
wenberg
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware 10, Debian Sarge
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
ProFTPd. Authenticating using /etc/passwd instead of PAM


I feel like such a dumb*** for asking so many questions all within one day. I've looked around the net a lot, and there is lots of information ... but incomplete information. How would I go about having ProFTPd authenticate users using /etc/passwd instead of PAM? The ProFTPd website states PAM is the most secure way, but on my home server, security is not an issue and I'd rather have one account for all services on the server. I'm not sure if that made sense...

FYI, I'm a complete newbie. I just got Slackware running early this morning.

Last edited by wenberg; 01-03-2004 at 10:09 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
ugob
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: RH, Fedora, Debian, Knoppix
Posts: 436

Rep: Reputation: 31
I think that pam will eventually look to your /etc/passwd anyways, unless you tell it otherwise. PAM just set more controls checks.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
wenberg
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware 10, Debian Sarge
Posts: 91

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I found that out after lots and lots of reading from so many different sites and IRC channels. I still couldn't get ProFTPd to authenticate users. I eventually removed the package and installed PureFTPd.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proftpd doesn't listen to PAM.:(. FinalFantasy Linux - Networking 1 12-26-2004 07:45 PM
how to stop pam from authenticating su slug420 Linux - Security 2 08-13-2004 07:55 AM
Configuring /etc/pam.d/passwd module plexus Linux - Security 2 05-25-2004 07:55 PM
/etc/pam.d/passwd leandrop Linux - Security 1 09-30-2003 01:06 PM
Authenticating users on Proftpd wallaba Linux - Newbie 4 02-17-2003 02:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration