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can't connect to my ftp - - unknown error number

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so I am running suse linux enterprise 9, and pure-ftp.  I made sure that the ftpd is running.  When I try to connect to it, I get ftp: connect: unknown error number.

When I allow anonymous in the config file, I can connnect, but can't log in as anything but anonymous.  At one point, I had it so I could log in as a user, and change directories, but an ls would return something like "could not display the contents of .."

I'm sure I just need help with the config file, I would be happy to post it, or email it.  

Thanks.
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by:Sunjith
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Check if you have configured the user config file correctly
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by:EinarTh
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also check out /etc/pam.d/ and see how you are authenticating ftp users
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could you be a little more specific?  I'm not a total linux newbie, but where is the user config file, and what in pam.d am I looking for.  Thanks for the help.
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mail:~ # cd /etc/pam.d
mail:/etc/pam.d # ls
.      cups           openwbem  pure-ftpd  rpasswd  sshd     xdm
..     gdm            other     quagga     rsh      su       xdm-np
chage  gdm-autologin  passwd    radiusd    samba    sudo     xlock
chfn   login          pop3      rexec      shadow   useradd  xscreensaver
chsh   netatalk       ppp       rlogin     squid    vsftpd
mail:/etc/pam.d # vi pure-ftpd
#%PAM-1.0
auth       required     pam_listfile.so item=user sense=deny file=/etc/ftpusers onerr=succeed
auth       required     pam_unix2.so            nullok
auth       required     pam_shells.so
account    required     pam_unix2.so
password   required     pam_pwcheck.so          nullok
password   required     pam_unix2.so            nullok use_first_pass use_authtok
session    required     pam_unix2.so            none

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"pure-ftpd" 9L, 379C                                          1,1           All
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by:wirthr
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so, I changed a few things, and now I can login as a user, and see everything down to the /srv/www directory, and cd into htdocs from there, but then when I do an ls is says unable to read .

maybe a permissions thing?  


drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      136 Oct 12 07:39 cgi-bin
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      128 Oct 12 07:32 htdig
drwxrwx-wx  4 root ftp-users 496 Oct 13 09:24 htdocs
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      144 Oct 12 08:23 icons
mail:/srv/www #
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got it!

I chmod 755 htdocs and chown root:root htdocs

that worked.
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by:wirthr
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can't make a directory though, I get permission denied
hmmm
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EinarTh earned 500 total points
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thats because you have 755 (read,write,execute for owner & read and execute for group and others) Note that execute permission on directories means that you may list their contents. If you dont have write access you cannot create subdirectories or files.

Which user does the ftp server run as? and in which groups does that user belong? The permissions on the files and directories have to allow that user/group write access to some level for you to be able to create files and directories via ftp.

cheers
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