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Old 02-08-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Question Proftpd - ftp help on fedora

I've just installed proftpd 1.2.9. on Fedora Core 1

I've edited the proftpd.conf file to use testuser (useradd -M testuser) and group testuser instead of group because it said that user nobody didn't exist(yet when i tried to create user nobody i couldn't because there was one.)

Then I added a file called "proftp" to /etc/xinetd.d/

service ftp
flags = REUSE
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/proftpd
log_on_failure += USERID
disable = no

I restarted xinetd then started proftpd

I then tried ftping to localhost but it tells me that

"421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection"

So after i got that i tried ftp'ing to and just to see if it would do the same, It did.

So i looked at iptables --list and it says

"ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere stat NEW tcp dpt; ftp"

From that I would figure that it would accept ftp connections.

Can anyone offer some help with this?


# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use. It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login. It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.

ServerName "Test Server"
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 21

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask 022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances 30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
User testuser
Group testuser

# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
DefaultRoot ~

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory />
AllowOverwrite on

# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories. If you do not
# want anonymous users, simply delete this entire <Anonymous> section.
<Anonymous ~ftp>
<Limit LOGIN>
UseFtpUsers on
RequireValidShell off

User ftp
Group ftp

# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp

# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
MaxClients 10

# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir .message

# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
<Limit WRITE>


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