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Old 11-12-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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Question pure-ftpd help.

Ok I installed pure-ftpd, I created a user/user group for it...but whenever I try to connect to it using for example (ftp://user@555.555.555.555) I get
"530 Authentication failed, sorry" but I'm using correct password, and when I try to login as root I get "530 sorry, but I can't trust you" any clue what could be wrong? I'm a linux n00b so give me some details. :P

I use suse9.3, and Gnome for interface.

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Old 11-13-2005, 04:19 AM   #2
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there are different authentication methods available. u can set the mode with the -l option when starting pure-ftpd. as far as i remember if u set it to "unix" it will read /etc/passwd for authentication. u can set a minimu or maximum user id, too, that allows i. e. to connect as roor or not. Take a look at man pure-ftpd...
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Old 11-13-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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can connect to it using smart FTP but it disconnects shortly after entering passive mode (not familiar with smartFTP)it does what my browser does...connects correctly with username/password then sits there for a while and then gives me this(after entering passive mode):
0 bytes transferred. (N/A/s) (0 ms)
Timeout (40s).
Active Help:
Client closed the connection.
Automatic failover of data connection mode from "Passive Mode (PASV)" to "Active Mode (PORT)".
But I can connect using console commands from both (windows,linux). I just want browser access so my friends can access/view the contents of these accounts without software or needing to know how to use console.

also why wont my dir or ln command not work when connected through linux console...if I try them it sais "227 Entering Passive Mode ("...does that if I try any command it doesn't like.

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