Originally Posted by torusturtle
I did comment it out:
#DefaultRoot ~ !adm
same problem after restart. :-(
Make a backup of /etc/proftpd.conf.
After that, format /etc/proftpd.conf to look like the below example. If there are extra config in your current file, just comment them out. Just make sure it looks exactly like the below example. Then run /etc/init.d/proftpd restart to restart proftp server.
# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use. It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login. It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.
ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
# Allow FTP resuming.
# Remember to set to off if you have an incoming ftp for upload.
# 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.
ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."
# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
# Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default
# Needed for NIS.
# Default root can be used to put users in a chroot environment.
# As an example if you have a user foo and you want to put foo in /home/foo
# chroot environment you would do this:
# DefaultRoot /home/foo foo