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Old 09-17-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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EASY proftpd questions

so i got proftp installed on my slack server as a standalone

i have a user on my system called users and passwords is users

now i can connect to my servers ftp

but i can't log in

ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
#ServerType standalone
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 23
# 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 that the server normally runs at.
User nobody
Group nogroup

# This next option is required for NIS or NIS+ to work properly:
#PersistentPasswd off

SystemLog /var/log/proftpd.log
TransferLog /var/log/xferlog

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

# A basic anonymous FTP server configuration.
# To enable this, remove the user ftp from /etc/ftpusers.
<Anonymous ~ftp>
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 50

# 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>

# An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
# or creating directories.
# <Directory /home/users>
# <Limit READ>
# DenyAll
# </Limit>
# <Limit STOR>
# AllowAll
# </Limit>
# </Directory>


#pico etc/ftpusers

# ftpusers This file describes the names of the users that may
# _*NOT*_ log into the system via the FTP server.
# This usually includes "root", "uucp", "news" and the
# like, because those users have too much power to be
# allowed to do "just" FTP...
# Version: @(#)/etc/ftpusers 3.00 02/25/2001 volkerdi
# Original Author: Fred N. van Kempen, <>
# The entire line gets matched, so no comments or extra characters on
# lines containing a username.
# To enable anonymous FTP, remove the "ftp" user:
# End of ftpusers.

i put users in that file thinking that might help

what am i doing wrong

question # 2 when users log in will they start in the dir /home/users

question # 3

how do i enable fxp transfers (site to mysite from someone else)
Old 09-17-2004, 12:13 AM   #2
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1. "users' is a group, not a user id. It's probably not a problem to have a user called 'users', but it is a bit weird and confusing to linux veterans.

2. That second file you list is used to identify users who CAN'T log in, not users who CAN log in. Since 'root' is in there, 'root' can't log in as an ftp user. A regular user named (for example) 'citrus' would be able to log in.

3. On most ftp servers, when a real user logs in they end up in their home directory (e.g. /home/citrus, or something like that.)
Old 09-17-2004, 12:22 AM   #3
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ok that worked
that was me just being dumb i am sorry

2 more questions

how can i make it so that you can't back up a directory once your loged in

and how can i enable fxp transfers (site to site)

Last edited by citrus; 09-19-2004 at 03:43 AM.
Old 09-19-2004, 03:43 AM   #4
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