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Old 03-30-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Adding ftp account

Hi I maybe missing something very stupid here but I have webserver, linux fedora core4, proftp, with a plesk control panel. I normaly add the ftp user using the control but trying to learn to do more with shell..

I add the adduser newuser, set the password. can log in fine using ftp but when I go to set the home usermod -d /var/www/vhosts/ ross3 domain is stops allowing access..

is this a group problem or am I doing something completely wrong
Old 03-31-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Hard to tell from the limited information you posted. What error does the FTP client give when the user tries to log in? Does is deny authentication or does something else happen? Have you looked in the log files to see if there are any clues there (check /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure for messages from proftpd).
Old 04-03-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Think I have found the problem basically I think I was locking a user in a directory that he wasn't owner of & he had no priveledges for...

Just need to figure out how to change file ownership recursively :-)

Thanks for the response


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