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530 login incorrect accessing FTP server

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Remote users cannot access the Solaris 8 FTP server.   In FileZilla client they see
< 220 blade150 FTP server (SunOS 5.8) ready
> USER xyz
< 331 Password required for xyz.
> PASS (hidden)
< 530 Login incorrect
530 Login incorrect
Connection closed.

I already checked the following:
a) there is a /etc/ftpusers file and it does not contain user xyz
b) in /etc/inetd.conf there is a line
ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/in.ftpd in.ftpd
c) there is /usr/sbin/in.ftpd file
d) user xyz can ssh into the server

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it could be that there is a firewall resetting the session.

Can you try from the server it self to

ftp 0

and see if user can login and transfer files
Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software Engineer
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Commented:
The session isn't being reset, the session authentication is failing. Do you know what the password
for the user is? Have you tried doing the login manually instead of via filezilla? You said you used ssh to login, is that with keys or giving the password? Also, check the /etc/pam.conf file for problems.

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omarfarid:  ftp 0 fails for two users that I have passwords for.  After entering the password I get
530 Login incorrect

blu: yes I know the passwords.  ssh is with a password (same one).  There is no "ftp" string in /etc/pam.conf

Additional:  the server is only accessed from a local network (or VPN), so I do not need complicated security.  Username/password is enough.   So any solution that will permit that is ok with me!
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I rebooted my system... and restored my pam.conf.
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