Pure-FTP login error

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by siXor, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. siXor

    siXor New Member

    I've installed Pure-FTPd and am trying to get virtual users to work with it. Unix users are OK and are able to transfer files but my virtual user that I created can't log in.

    I'm running Linux Ubuntu Server 10.04 x64 and this is what I've done:

    sudo apt-get install pure-ftpd

    changed to standalone in /etc/default/pure-ftpd-common

    /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/PassivePortRange: 5560 5580

    /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/UnixAuthentication: yes

    sudo pure-pw useradd test -u ftpuser -d /users/testuser

    /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart

    Then I connected to the user test on the FTP-server.

    Status: Looking up adress for domain
    Status: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcoming message...
    Answer: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
    Answer: 220-You are user number 1 of 10 allowed.
    Answer: 220-Local time is now 21:57. Server port: 21.
    Answer: 220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
    Answer: 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
    Answer: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
    Command: USER evasion Answer: 331 User evasion OK. Password required
    Command: PASS***
    Answer: 530 Login authentication failed
    Error: Critical error
    Error: Could not connect to server

    I know that my password is correct since I've retyped 5 times allready and only contains three numbers.

    So what have I done wrong? Maybe it's something with the .pdb-file? but since the user exists in the passwd for pure-ftpd I figured that shouldn't be the problem. I'm most thankful for all the help I can get.
  2. siXor

    siXor New Member


    Never mind. Found the solution now after a few hours searching.

    sudo ln -s /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/PureDB /etc/pure-ftpd/auth/50pure

    I think it's strange that people does not mension this in their tutorials and how-to:s. Anyhow, problem solved! :)

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