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davebamford 2nd July 2010 23:05

Pure Ftpd MySQL authorisation problem
 
Hi
Please excuse me if this has been answered but I have searched the forums and cannot fix this problem.
I have installed ispconfig3 on Debian Squeeze running on a virtual machine using KVM and everything seems to work except for pureftp. I have tried various fixes suggested her but cannot get a user to authorise with sql. Unix users can log in,
Auth is set as follows
30mysql 65unix 70pam
Dontresolve is set to yes
PAMauthentication I have changed to No
and in the mysql.conf file I have tried 127.0.0.1 and localhost as the sql server
also I have changed the encryption from crypt to any

I can access the table ftp_user and see the username and an encrypted password
and the database username and password in the mysql.conf file work OK.

Please help I am now totally stuck.

Thanks

Dave

falko 3rd July 2010 12:18

Any errors in your logs?

davebamford 3rd July 2010 13:54

logs
 
Here is an extract from the logs when I try to locally log in with pureftp.
I only just noticed that there is a message about the SQL server being down, yet I can
manually connect to the sql database using mysql -p xxx
>use dbispconfig
>select * from ftp_user;
this displays the table

Why is pureftp trying to log in as root, the mysql.conf specifies ispconfig as the user?



Jul 3 12:46:15 maggie pure-ftpd: (?@localhost) [INFO] New connection from localhost
Jul 3 12:46:25 maggie pure-ftpd: (?@localhost) [ERROR] The SQL server seems to be down [Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)]
Jul 3 12:46:25 maggie pure-ftpd: (?@localhost) [INFO] PAM_RHOST enabled. Getting the peer address
Jul 3 12:46:33 maggie pure-ftpd: (?@localhost) [WARNING] Authentication failed for user [testdave]
Jul 3 12:46:35 maggie pure-ftpd: (?@localhost) [INFO] Logout.

davebamford 3rd July 2010 14:31

Just an update
Pureftp does not seem to be reading the mysql.conf file

here is the contents of auth

root@maggie:/etc/pure-ftpd/auth# ls
30mysql 65unix 70pam
root@maggie:/etc/pure-ftpd/auth# more 30mysql
/etc/pure-ftpd/db/mysql.conf
root@maggie:/etc/pure-ftpd/auth#

could it be a permissions problem? I tried chmod 777 mysql.conf

and here are the contents of conf
root@maggie:/etc/pure-ftpd/conf# more *
::::::::::::::
AltLog
::::::::::::::
clf:/var/log/pure-ftpd/transfer.log
::::::::::::::
BrokenClientsCompatibility
::::::::::::::
yes
::::::::::::::
ChrootEveryone
::::::::::::::
yes
::::::::::::::
DontResolve
::::::::::::::
yes
::::::::::::::
FSCharset
::::::::::::::
UTF-8
::::::::::::::
MinUID
::::::::::::::
1000
::::::::::::::
MySQLConfigFile
::::::::::::::
/etc/pure-ftpd/db/mysql.conf
::::::::::::::
NoAnonymous
::::::::::::::
yes
::::::::::::::
PAMAuthentication
::::::::::::::
no
::::::::::::::
PureDB
::::::::::::::
/etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd.pdb
::::::::::::::
UnixAuthentication
::::::::::::::
no
root@maggie:/etc/pure-ftpd/conf#

davebamford 3rd July 2010 16:19

Solved!!!
 
Still not sure what I did to fix it, but a compete uninstall of pure-ftp-mysql and
pure-ftp-common then a reinstall and put the conf files back from a copy and its
working.
Phew!
:):D

astuto 27th October 2010 20:22

Hi

I've tried everything but still not working. The log:
[ERROR] The SQL server seems to be down [Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (usi
ng password: YES)]

And yes, mysql is working. pure-ftpd tries to access database with 'root' user, while it should be using 'ispconfig'?

I don't know what else to do, reinstalling doesn't seems to change anything.

Please help,

Thanks!

till 27th October 2010 20:26

If this is a ispconfig server, then the mysql must be ispconfig.

Which tutorial did you use to install the server?

astuto 27th October 2010 20:33

I used the The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3]

falko 28th October 2010 18:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by astuto (Post 242982)
Hi

I've tried everything but still not working. The log:
[ERROR] The SQL server seems to be down [Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (usi
ng password: YES)]

When do you get that message?

astuto 28th October 2010 19:30

Hi,

i've just figured out what's happening. It seems that the first configuration of pure-ftpd-mysql doesn't work as expected: the generated login credeantials in /etc/pure-ftpd/db/mysql.conf are incorrect. OK, so i've changed the credentials to user ispconfig and real password... and here comes the strange part: restarting pure-ftpd with pure-ftpd-control restart doesn't stop the daemon properly (neither with pure-ftpd-control stop), so a "fake" restart occurs (with no new real credentials). I've killed the daemon, started it again... and it works.

Restarting the server should work, but I haven't tried.

EDIT: the error occurs when accesing ftp, because pure-ftpd tries to read db with incorrect credentials.
Hope it helps,
thanks


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