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user2012 4th September 2012 18:08

Problem with PureFTPd
hi all, follow the steps according to Howto

the problem is that I can not connect to the server via FTP Filezilla for example. what I see in the file var / log / auth.log is:

Server pure-ftpd: pam_unix (pure-ftpd: auth): check pass; unknown user
Server pure-ftpd: pam_unix (pure-ftpd: auth): authentication failure; logname = uid = 0 euid = 0 tty = pure-ftpd ruser = rhost = exampleuser

and in the /var/log/message I get the following:

*Server pure-ftpd: (? @ 100.x.x.x) [INFO] New connection from 100.x.x.x
Server pure-ftpd: (? @ 100.x.x.x) [INFO] PAM_RHOST enabled. Getting the peer address
Sep 4 11:45:12 server pure-ftpd: (? @ 100.x.x.x) [WARNING] Authentication failed for user [exampleuser]
Sep 4 11:45:12 server pure-ftpd: (? @ 100.x.x.x) [INFO] Logout.

if I can help with this, thank you very much


falko 5th September 2012 18:32

Is this a virtual machine or a physical server?

user2012 5th September 2012 19:05

is a physical server,


falko 6th September 2012 19:54

Did you follow the tutorial as close as possible? Maybe you made a typo or some other error somewhere...

user2012 7th September 2012 14:57

I do not think, do the same installation 2 times, reinstalled operating system to rule out any errors.

falko 8th September 2012 12:26

Did you try both active and passive transfers in your FTP client?

user2012 10th September 2012 16:03

estimated, modify parameters (Active and Pasive) in FTP client does not work. when I try to connect to the FTP server via LAN, via console, I get the following message:

220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
220-Local time is now 09:40. Server port: 21.
220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Name (100.x.x.x:user): exampleuser
331 User exampleuser OK. Password required
530 Login authentication failed
Login failed.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.


falko 11th September 2012 10:19

Looks like you're using a wrong password. Have you tried to set another one?

If that doesn't help: do your passwords contain special characters?

user2012 12th September 2012 16:45

I tried putting in MD5 password, ENCRYPT and neither works. I have no special characters, just plain text. not connected.


falko 13th September 2012 22:16

Not sure what's wrong, but you must have done something wrong. I know that the tutorial works as described, I've used it many times. Please double-check.

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