Hi, Iam fairly new to the linux operating system and iam trying to configure proftp. I can connect with a basic anonymous connection using ftp and ftp as user name password. I have an error when connecting using a unique username and password. here is a copy of my config file ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation" ServerType standalone DefaultServer on # Port 21 is the standard FTP port. Port 21 # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files # from being group and world writable. Umask 022 # 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). MaxInstances 30 # Set the user and group under which the server will run. User ruel Group nobody # To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home # directory, uncomment this line. DefaultRoot /var/www/html # Normally, we want files to be overwriteable. <Directory /> AllowOverwrite on </Directory> # A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories. If you do not # want anonymous users, simply delete this entire <Anonymous> section. <Anonymous ~ftp> User ftp Group ftp # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp" UserAlias anonymous ftp # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins MaxClients 10 # We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed # in each newly chdired directory. DisplayLogin welcome.msg DisplayFirstChdir .message # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot <Limit WRITE> DenyAll </Limit> </Anonymous> Username i wish to use is ruel and it uses nobody primary group. When i try connect to the ftp server with SmartFtp client using the username and correct password i get [11:53:46] Connected [11:53:56] 220 ProFTPD 1.3.0a Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [::ffff:126.96.36.199] [11:53:56] USER ruel [11:53:57] 331 Password required for ruel. [11:53:57] PASS (hidden) [11:53:57] 530 Login incorrect. My overall goal is to give users access to there files on a webserver. Is there another way i should go about this if there will be several users accessing several different files? I read about ISPConfig is this a good tool to use?