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Old 08-28-2003, 01:28 AM   #1
sal_paradise42
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Question Proftpd service starting


I can't seem to get my proftpd service started today it was running just fine for me yesterday, I want to make it only one user, but i want to start it first everytime I type 'service proftpd start' it comes back with : service proftpd start
Starting proftpd: - Fatal: UserAlias: missing arguments
[FAILED]

my config file looks like 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 "ProFTPD Default Installation"
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on

# Allow FTP resuming.
# Remember to set to off if you have an incoming ftp for upload.
AllowStoreRestart on
AllowlogSymlinks 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 ftpuser
Group ftpuser

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

# Needed for NIS.
PersistentPasswd off

# Default root can be used to put users in a chroot environment.
# As an example if you have a user foo and you want to put foo in /home/foo
# chroot environment you would do this:
#
DefaultRoot /home/ftpuser ftpuser

# I want to log in with this
UserAlias ftpuser

# limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
<Limit WRITE>
DenyAll
</Limit>
#read for everyone

<Limit READ>
AllowALL
</Limit>
thanks ahead of time
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:15 AM   #2
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Well your missing the userid or username after ftpuser..

Look at the docs here from proftpd.org: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/directiv...UserAlias.html
 
  


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