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PROFTPD Debian 3.1 Cant login

Posted on 2006-07-21
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I installed proftpd with the packages from apt-get, however after its installed I cant login with any users.
I googled and found it may be missing shadow support, but how do I fix that without going for a custom compile ?

The server is running, but no users can login, nothing(ftp related) in var/log/messenges

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by:bryanlloydharris
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Just curious, but did you turn it on?

/etc/init.d/proftpd start
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by:MORA99
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yes its started and accepting connections, but it dont accept the user/pass combination.
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by:bryanlloydharris
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Maybe if you look in this file, can you see any errors?
/var/log/proftpd.log
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by:MORA99
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cat: /var/log/proftpd.log: No such file or directory
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If you want, shut down the service, then run this in one window.  It will show lots of debug info.
/usr/local/sbin/proftpd -d9 -n

Then in another window run "ftp localhost" and try to login and see what happens.
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by:MORA99
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Thanks, turned out that my user didnt have a valid shell after I fixed that it worked fine :)
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by:bryanlloydharris
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aha!  I should have thought of that, it is common.  (-:
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