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Old 01-09-2006, 01:05 AM   #1
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ProFTPD on Debian: how do I create FTP accunts?

I installed ProFTP on Debian. Then I created a user account (using useradd). But this user cannot cannot access FTP, though he can access SSH. Please help!
Old 01-09-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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Make sure the following is in your proftpd.conf file (usually /etc/proftpd.conf):
<Anonymous ~joe>
AnonRequirePassword on
User joe
Group users
RequireValidShell off
<Directory *>
<Limit WRITE>
The above is not the entire proftpd.conf file, just an example of a user's entry. This would allow access to an already existing user account named joe. Obviously, you should change it as necessary, but it's a start.

Hope it works for you.
Old 01-09-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
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Thanks, WindowBreaker. Does it mean that I need to create an entry for each FTP user?


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