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Old 07-27-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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Adding users in proftpd


It's highly probable that I am going to get lynched, since this has been all over the forums (yes, I did use the search function), but here goes.

I'm trying to set up a FTP server using proftpd. I have looked over the config file and tweaked it a bit, specifically my FTP server's name and port number. It works fine with anonymous access, but that's not how I want it. I want to create two separate FTP user accounts with passwords, but after reading the documentation I only got more confused. Also, I want them to have separate dirs (like /home/ftp/user1 and /home/ftp/user2). Any idiot's guides on this? Or maybe pointing me to an existing thread I missed? Thanks.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Good, I'm glad you agree that anonymous is a no-no . Anyhow, proftpd reads usernames/passwords off the system (/etc/passwd, /etc/shadow). Can you not log in or something? Do you get an error when you try to log in with existing account?

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Old 07-27-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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Well, that was quick. Anyway, this might sound like a noobish question, but how do I log in to proftpd which is on the same machine I'm writing from? And if I understood correctly, I need to make two users on my machine, make up a password for each one and I'm done? Theoretically, anyway?
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:01 PM   #4
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Anyway, this might sound like a noobish question, but how do I log in to proftpd which is on the same machine I'm writing from?
Since you're on the same machine, log in with 'ftp localhost'. Then type in your username/password when it prompts you to.

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And if I understood correctly, I need to make two users on my machine, make up a password for each one and I'm done?
Yes.


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Old 07-28-2006, 05:58 AM   #5
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Hey, it works like a charm! Thanks!
 
  


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