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Old 03-10-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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help with vsftp login

hello there

I have setup an ftp server it works and i could connect to it no problem, thanks to a howto document on google i was reading.

the major problem there is there no login prompt for me or for users that mean anybody could connenct to it i don't want that, i surly added users and there password, maybe the document is old. I am sure people will ask for the vsftpd.conf file, so i will give it before hand
# Run standalone? vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
# daemon started from an initscript.

# Run standalone with IPv6?
# Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
# instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
# exclusive.

# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.

# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.

# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).

# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.

# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
# to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
# ASCII mode.
# These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
ftpd_banner= Welcome to paxmaster ftp server.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may restrict local users to their home directories. See the FAQ for
# the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
# chroot_list_enable below.
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

if i have something is worng in my the script please tell me thanks
Old 03-10-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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i found this article to be helpful in setting up a ftp server.

what program do you use to ftp? browser based should prompt you or have the user pass in the url, but if your using an ftp program like ws_ftp or cute ftp then those details are filled out before connecting and will let you know if login failed.

Last edited by basq3; 03-10-2005 at 02:17 PM.
Old 03-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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yea it prompt for me for the user and the password if i am using ftp command line, but the user-name and the password are wrong i know i created 4 different users but that doesn't work, and let say i am going to my ftp server by using firefox there is no even t a login prompt...

right now i am reading the link u gave me
Old 03-10-2005, 07:43 PM   #4
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ok now i could see a login prompt, but the problem still continue
i add two line called userlist_enable=YES
when i try to connect from a ftp client and error comes saying
500 OOPS: cannot locate user entry:ftp
i made a user call ftp and made it directory in /home/ftp
because when it connect to my ftp server it will see the files
and ftp has a /bin/falsh
right now i am starting to get an headach

please do replay
Old 03-10-2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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i want to configure an ftp server, but i cant find /etc/inet.conf file but instead /etc/lftp.conf., are they the same?

have already installed tcp-ip packages.

Old 03-11-2005, 11:46 PM   #6
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i really had no problems as fedora was easy- i created a user from the kde gui menu and made sure ftp was one of the things that user could access. it was as simple as that- as far as configing the whole thing- the only way i could tell you is to read and just do the steps in that link.

the ftp service can be taken care of through the gui environment if your distro comes with it naturally, like fedora. sorry but i just got into linux last week.


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