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Old 22nd January 2007, 17:46
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Default pure-ftp woes

Hi there

I set up my server a couple of months ago and used the pure-ftp with mysql how to on the site and my server has been a happy camper until about 2 weeks ago, 2 events occurred not sure which one borked the server though.

The first was an update via apt-get upgrade, the second was someone trying to brute force the server, looked like a zombie script. So I turned off the server as it was not needed for a day or so then fired it up again

Once it was up I noticed the following. When I try and connect (I use filezilla as a client) i get the following

Status:	Connecting to <server> ...
Status:	Connected with <server>. Waiting for welcome message...
Response:	220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd ----------
Response:	220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
Response:	220-Local time is now 17:16. Server port: 21.
Response:	220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
Response:	220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command:	USER <user>
Response:	331 User <user> OK. Password required
Command:	PASS ********
Response:	230-User <user>has group access to:  ftpgroup
Response:	230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Command:	FEAT
Response:	211-Extensions supported:
Response:	 EPRT
Response:	 IDLE
Response:	 MDTM
Response:	 SIZE
Response:	 REST STREAM
Response:	 MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
Response:	 MLSD
Response:	 ESTP
Response:	 PASV
Response:	 EPSV
Response:	 SPSV
Response:	 ESTA
Response:	211 End.
Command:	SYST
Response:	215 UNIX Type: L8
Status:	Connected
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/" is your current location
Command:	TYPE A
Response:	200 TYPE is now ASCII
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (88,198,5,149,192,40)
Command:	LIST
Error:	Transfer channel can't be opened. Reason: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.
Error:	Could not retrieve directory listing
Command:	REST 0
Error:	Timeout detected!
Status:	Waiting to retry... (5 retries left)
I thought it may initially be an issue with my user but it seems to affect all users, the other thing I did notice is that the virtual ftp user has no write access on their directory, and I have to manually chmod/chown the directory this however has been around since day 1 of my install.

The actual ftp user is set to "No login allowed" in webmin and their home directory is set to /bin/null, and the virtual ftp users UID & GID are correct, I am at a bit of a loss here, any tips?
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