Hey all, back again! This time, I've followed this how-to (yes, I know it's for centos 5.0 and I'm running 5.3): http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_hosting_with_pureftpd_and_mysql_centos5.0 The package installed OK and I was able to add the user & db no problem - edited the pure-ftpd.conf file without issue and edited the pureftpd-mysql.conf file without issue. Passwords match, I can log into the ftpd db without issue with the user that I created. The problem is that when I connect to the FTP server it immediately disconnects after the user enters a password: 1. Connect to ftp via ftp client 2. Prompted for username - entered 3. Prompted for password - entered 4. Disconnected with the following messages: Code: 421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection Login failed. No control connection for command: No such file or directory This was rcv'd by just using ftp localhost at console (locally, obviously).. from remote, you see this: Code: 331 User sean OK. Password required Password: Connection closed by remote host. In /var/log/messages (pureftpd.log is completely empty, which doesn't help): Code: Sep 24 14:40:47 host pure-ftpd: (?@127.0.0.1) [INFO] New connection from 127.0.0.1 Sep 24 14:41:53 host pure-ftpd: (?@xx.xxx.xxx.xxx) [INFO] New connection from xx.xxx.xxx.xxx There are no errors saying mysql couldn't authenticate or if there was a problem creating the folder or not. Anyone have any thoughts on what I may have missed? Thanks!