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ProFTP 530 Login incorrect.

cyberchrisrock
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I have installed Fedora Core 13 and optioned to install ProFTP.. I keep getting this "530 Login incorrect." even though the user i created and the password are all correct. I cannot put my finger on this and it is killing me. Can someone who knows please give a hand with this.. I am using Webmin to administer and configure this server and ProFTP

Thanks in advance.
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Ove

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what do the logs /var/log tell?

Ove
Can you post the ftp configuration ? Check for any errors in logs /var/logs

have you tried to login to ftp server fro local machine? which ID are you using to loin? Are you able to login with root user?

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I tried to open ftp from the local machine but could open the ftp client( I may need to install the client on the local box). I created a local user on the system and that is the one I am using. I have verified the password 100 times. I am not able to login with root user. the numerical user ID that I created is 501 and shell /sbin/nologin and home Directory /var/www/html/mysite

Here is the config:


# This is the ProFTPD configuration file
#
# See: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/directives/linked/by-name.html

# Server Config - config used for anything outside a <VirtualHost> or <Global> context
# See: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/howto/Vhost.html

ServerName                  "ProFTPD server"
ServerIdent                  on "FTP Server ready."
ServerAdmin                  root@localhost
DefaultServer                  on

# Cause every FTP user except adm to be chrooted into their home directory
# Aliasing /etc/security/pam_env.conf into the chroot allows pam_env to
# work at session-end time (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/477120)
VRootEngine                  on
DefaultRoot                  ~ !adm
VRootAlias                  etc/security/pam_env.conf /etc/security/pam_env.conf

# Use pam to authenticate (default) and be authoritative
AuthPAMConfig                  proftpd
AuthOrder                  mod_auth_pam.c* mod_auth_unix.c
# If you use NIS/YP/LDAP you may need to disable PersistentPasswd
#PersistentPasswd            off

# Don't do reverse DNS lookups (hangs on DNS problems)
UseReverseDNS                  off

# Set the user and group that the server runs as
User                        nobody
Group                        nobody

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 20.  If you need to allow more than 20 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value.  Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode; in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
MaxInstances                  20

# Disable sendfile by default since it breaks displaying the download speeds in
# ftptop and ftpwho
UseSendfile                  off

# Define the log formats
LogFormat                  default      "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %s %b"
LogFormat                  auth      "%v [%P] %h %t \"%r\" %s"

# Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) loading
# See README.DSO and howto/DSO.html for more details
#
# General database support (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sql.c
#
# Support for base-64 or hex encoded MD5 and SHA1 passwords from SQL tables
# (contrib/mod_sql_passwd.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sql_passwd.c
#
# Mysql support (requires proftpd-mysql package)
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sql_mysql.c
#
# Postgresql support (requires proftpd-postgresql package)
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sql_postgres.c
#
# Quota support (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_quotatab.html)
#   LoadModule mod_quotatab.c
#
# File-specific "driver" for storing quota table information in files
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_quotatab_file.html)
#   LoadModule mod_quotatab_file.c
#
# SQL database "driver" for storing quota table information in SQL tables
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_quotatab_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_quotatab_sql.c
#
# LDAP support (requires proftpd-ldap package)
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/directives/linked/config_ref_mod_ldap.html)
#   LoadModule mod_ldap.c
#
# LDAP quota support (requires proftpd-ldap package)
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_quotatab_ldap.html)
#   LoadModule mod_quotatab_ldap.c
#
# Support for authenticating users using the RADIUS protocol
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_radius.html)
#   LoadModule mod_radius.c
#
# Retrieve quota limit table information from a RADIUS server
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_quotatab_radius.html)
#   LoadModule mod_quotatab_radius.c
#
# Administrative control actions for the ftpdctl program
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_ctrls_admin.html)
#   LoadModule mod_ctrls_admin.c
#
# Execute external programs or scripts at various points in the process
# of handling FTP commands
# (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_exec.html)
#   LoadModule mod_exec.c
#
# Support for POSIX ACLs
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/modules/mod_facl.html)
#   LoadModule mod_facl.c
#
# Configure server availability based on system load
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_load.html)
#   LoadModule mod_load.c
#
# Limit downloads to a multiple of upload volume (see README.ratio)
#   LoadModule mod_ratio.c
#
# Rewrite FTP commands sent by clients on-the-fly,
# using regular expression matching and substitution
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_rewrite.html)
#   LoadModule mod_rewrite.c
#
# Support for the SSH2, SFTP, and SCP protocols, for secure file transfer over
# an SSH2 connection (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_sftp.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sftp.c
#
# Use PAM to provide a 'keyboard-interactive' SSH2 authentication method for
# mod_sftp (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_sftp_pam.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sftp_pam.c
#
# Use SQL (via mod_sql) for looking up authorized SSH2 public keys for user
# and host based authentication
# (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_sftp_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_sftp_sql.c
#
# Provide data transfer rate "shaping" across the entire server
# (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_shaper.html)
#   LoadModule mod_shaper.c
#
# Support for miscellaneous SITE commands such as SITE MKDIR, SITE SYMLINK,
# and SITE UTIME (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_site_misc.html)
#   LoadModule mod_site_misc.c
#
# Provide an external SSL session cache using shared memory
# (contrib/mod_tls_shmcache.html)
#   LoadModule mod_tls_shmcache.c
#
# Use the /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny files, or other allow/deny
# files, for IP-based access control
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_wrap.html)
#   LoadModule mod_wrap.c
#
# Use the /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny files, or other allow/deny
# files, as well as SQL-based access rules, for IP-based access control
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_wrap2.html)
#   LoadModule mod_wrap2.c
#
# Support module for mod_wrap2 that handles access rules stored in specially
# formatted files on disk
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_wrap2_file.html)
#   LoadModule mod_wrap2_file.c
#
# Support module for mod_wrap2 that handles access rules stored in SQL
# database tables (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_wrap2_sql.html)
#   LoadModule mod_wrap2_sql.c
#
# Provide a flexible way of specifying that certain configuration directives
# only apply to certain sessions, based on credentials such as connection
# class, user, or group membership
# (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_ifsession.html)
#   LoadModule mod_ifsession.c

# TLS (http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/modules/mod_tls.html)
<IfDefine TLS>
  TLSEngine                  on
  TLSRequired                  on
  TLSRSACertificateFile            /etc/pki/tls/certs/proftpd.pem
  TLSRSACertificateKeyFile      /etc/pki/tls/certs/proftpd.pem
  TLSCipherSuite            ALL:!ADH:!DES
  TLSOptions                  NoCertRequest
  TLSVerifyClient            off
  #TLSRenegotiate            ctrl 3600 data 512000 required off timeout 300
  TLSLog                  /var/log/proftpd/tls.log
  <IfModule mod_tls_shmcache.c>
    TLSSessionCache            shm:/file=/var/run/proftpd/sesscache
  </IfModule>
</IfDefine>

# Dynamic ban lists (http://www.proftpd.org/docs/contrib/mod_ban.html)
# Enable this with PROFTPD_OPTIONS=-DDYNAMIC_BAN_LISTS in /etc/sysconfig/proftpd
<IfDefine DYNAMIC_BAN_LISTS>
  LoadModule                  mod_ban.c
  BanEngine                  on
  BanLog                  /var/log/proftpd/ban.log
  BanTable                  /var/run/proftpd/ban.tab

  # If the same client reaches the MaxLoginAttempts limit 2 times
  # within 10 minutes, automatically add a ban for that client that
  # will expire after one hour.
  BanOnEvent                  MaxLoginAttempts 2/00:10:00 01:00:00

  # Allow the FTP admin to manually add/remove bans
  BanControlsACLs            all allow user ftpadm
</IfDefine>

# Global Config - config common to Server Config and all virtual hosts
# See: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/howto/Vhost.html
<Global>

  # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
  # from being group and world writable
  Umask                        022

  # Allow users to overwrite files and change permissions
  AllowOverwrite            yes
  <Limit ALL SITE_CHMOD>
    AllowAll
  </Limit>
<Directory /var/www/html/mysite>
</Directory>
AuthAliasOnly off

</Global>

# A basic anonymous configuration, with an upload directory
# Enable this with PROFTPD_OPTIONS=-DANONYMOUS_FTP in /etc/sysconfig/proftpd
<IfDefine ANONYMOUS_FTP>
  <Anonymous ~ftp>
    User                  ftp
    Group                  ftp
    AccessGrantMsg            "Anonymous login ok, restrictions apply."

    # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
    #UserAlias                  anonymous ftp

    # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
    MaxClients                  10 "Sorry, max %m users -- try again later"

    # Put the user into /pub right after login
    #DefaultChdir            /pub

    # We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, '.message' displayed in
    # each newly chdired directory and tell users to read README* files.
    DisplayLogin            /welcome.msg
    DisplayChdir            .message
    DisplayReadme            README*

    # Cosmetic option to make all files appear to be owned by user "ftp"
    DirFakeUser                  on ftp
    DirFakeGroup            on ftp

    # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
    <Limit WRITE SITE_CHMOD>
      DenyAll
    </Limit>

    # An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
    # or creating directories.
    <Directory uploads/*>
      AllowOverwrite            no
      <Limit READ>
        DenyAll
      </Limit>

      <Limit STOR>
        AllowAll
      </Limit>
    </Directory>

    # Don't write anonymous accesses to the system wtmp file (good idea!)
    WtmpLog                  off

    # Logging for the anonymous transfers
    ExtendedLog                  /var/log/proftpd/access.log WRITE,READ default
    ExtendedLog                  /var/log/proftpd/auth.log AUTH auth

  </Anonymous>
</IfDefine>

<VirtualHost 1.2.3.4>
ServerName "ftp.mysite.com"
AccessGrantMsg "Hello There"
AuthAliasOnly off
RequireValidShell off
AccessDenyMsg "Can't do it"
</VirtualHost>
Ove
Commented:
what do the logs in /var/log tell after trying to login ?

ls -lstr /var/log

Ove
Ove

Commented:
ls -latr /var/log
:-)
Ove

Commented:
ls -latr /var/log/proftpd

Author

Commented:
Ove:

I did not find the error log file that you suggested, but i did find a file called "secure" which gave me information that says "USER mysiteaccount (Login failed): No such user found" even though it is a local account. So I went into Webmin and opened the interface for ProFTP and there is a section call "Authentication" User Passwords overrides. So I added the "mysiteaccount" and it's password and WALLA!! i was able then to ftp to and login to the site, but guess what, I cannot view, list of upload and data.. I have to figureout what the problem is and how to fix it. Can you help me? I am at my whits end.
SOLUTION:

SELinux was installed and implemented during the OS installation. Usually I disabled SELinux during the installation process. This time I failed to do my homework. SELunix was the cause of this issue, as soon as I disabled it, I was able to FTP in and see all the folders, files and data. I even created  a test folder and transfered data..

Thank you.

Author

Commented:
Solution

SELinux was installed and implemented during the OS installation. Usually I disabled SELinux during the installation process. This time I failed to do my homework. SELunix was the cause of this issue, as soon as I disabled it, I was able to FTP in and see all the folders, files and data. I even created  a test folder and transfered data..

Thank you.