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Old 11-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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ProFTPD [530 Login incorrect]

I am having an odd error with ProFTPD and was hoping that I could get some more input on the issue.

I am using ProFTPD 1.3.1 Server running on Redhat 5 Enterprise, and have it setup and running without any errors. My anonymous login works just fine, people are able to login and download files. However when I try to log in as a user, I get a message that the password is incorrect. I have verified the password is correct by temporarily giving the user a proper login shell.

Here is all the information I can gather that is relevant:
passwd: betafiles:x:532:532:betafiles:/home/betafiles:/sbin/nologin

# This is the ProFTPD configuration file

ServerName                      "ProvideX FTP Server"
ServerType                      standalone
DefaultServer                   on

SystemLog                       /var/log/proftpd
TransferLog                     /var/log/xferlog
Port                            21
Umask                           022
MaxInstances                    30
User                            nobody
Group                           nobody
AllowOverwrite                  on
HiddenStores                    on
DefaultTransferMode             binary
UseReverseDNS                   off
IdentLookups                    off


<Directory /*>
  <Limit WRITE>

<Directory /home/*>
  Umask 077
  <Limit WRITE>
    AllowGroup staff

<Directory /home/betafiles/*>
  Umask 077
  UserOwner betafiles

  <Limit LOGIN>
    AllowUser betafiles

<Directory /var/sagecan/*>
  Umask 007
  UserOwner webmaster
  GroupOwner staff
  <Limit WRITE>
    AllowUser webmaster
    AllowGroup staff

<Directory /var/sagecan/pvxftp/*>
  Umask 002
  UserOwner     webmaster
  GroupOwner    staff
  <Limit WRITE>
    AllowUser   webmaster
    AllowGroup  staff

<Anonymous /var/sagecan/pvxftp>
  User                          ftp
  Group                         ftp
  UserAlias                     anonymous ftp
  MaxClients                    50
  MaxStoreFileSize              50 Mb
  DisplayLogin                  /var/log/ftpsite.txt

  <Limit WRITE>

  <Directory uploads>
    Umask                       207
    <Limit STOR CWD>
Nothing shows up in the messages or secure logs, and all that shows up in the proftpd log is:

Nov 11 15:53:49 <server> proftpd[27116] <server >(::ffff:[::ffff:]): USER betafiles (Login failed): Incorrect password.

I have made sure the users home directory is chmod to 755, and made sure the hosts had the proper server information.

I also tried adding the following options to the .conf file but they made no difference.
RequireValidShell off
AllowRetrieveRestart on
DefaultRoot ~

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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