Originally Posted by till
Yes, you should chech the authentication settings in your proftpd.conf. Is Authentication set to PAM or unix?
well that may definitely be a problem as I don't see anything regarding authentication in my conf file. I posted it here I got it from a HowTo on the net and only changed what they recommended.
Should I run Standalone, inted or xinted? I have been looking and was possibly considering this HowTo as a set up http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ProFTPD
Seems pretty good and understandable for even me. There is stuff there I don't need i.e. mySQL but it seems clear how you work around that if you don't need it. Basically it will be me and one user group from a forum. I would like them to be able to upload and download to one specific location. I have not tried to work the forum group into this conf file as I wanted to get learn it first and know I can use it before I opened it up to others.
# This is the ProFTPD configuration file
# $Id: proftpd.conf,v 1.1 2004/02/26 17:54:30 thias Exp $
ServerName "The Farm FTP"
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 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).
# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories. If you do not
# want anonymous users, simply delete this entire <Anonymous> section.
# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp
# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot