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Old 11-28-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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vsftpd + virtual users + ssh = failure

Hi all,

Yet Another Vsftpd Question. here's the current situation:

- real user: success
- virtual: success
- real user: success
- virtual: failure

when trying to log in with a virtual user account through an sftp connection I get prompted for the password and then it is rejected.

so, my question is: what could be a reason for the failure? I tried messing around in vsftpd.conf so much that it is now a total mess, I could paste it here but I don't know if it will be of any help since I tried almost everything there...

I am using:
  • Mandriva Linux 2006.0 official, 'high' security installation
  • vsftpd 2.0.3
  • xinetd (same situation in stand-alone mode btw)

any help will naturally be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by bbbb; 11-28-2005 at 02:43 AM.
Old 11-28-2005, 02:33 AM   #2
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I think only real user with a valid login shell can use sftp.

Sftp is a part of openssh server
Old 11-28-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply.

that sounds quite fair indeed. everything makes perfect sense now

sadly enough

well, thanks! if anyone knows a way to get the best of both worlds, please tell me..?



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