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Old 09-30-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
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Angry vsftpd no access with Linux box

I am playing around with vsftpd.I have 2 Redhat9.0 boxes, 1 at work, the other at home.I can reach my ftp site with no problem from any Windows machine,but I cant ever seem to connect to it from my work Linux machine. I'm sure I'm missing a security setting of sorts on my Linux box, but I dont know where to start.I have my /etc/hosts, and hosts.allow files set correctly on both machines.
I can connect to my home machine using SSH, so I know it can find it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Old 09-30-2003, 09:04 PM   #2
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I had similar problems with mine. I found that what was happening was that Linux wasnt encrypting the passwords correctly.

The ftp would connect but then say Password Incorrect or something

So passwords were eg: password123 in the encrypted field
instead of 08y24lko8s74o2ih39287 (with the encryption working)

so if u have installed a web gui such as webmin then go into users etc and change it to Normal Password and re-enter it. this SHOULD then encrypt the password properly this time.

The problem could probably be fixed on the actual box to but just fiddle with the passwords. I dont think your doing anything wrong cause i had the same problem.


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