[RndTbl] vsftp not connecting

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Tue Mar 22 13:44:07 CDT 2011

Hmm.  So Security would prefer the use of protocols that send passwords 
as plain text, rather than encrypted???  Would these crocodiles happen 
to live next door to a zeeba?

On 22/03/2011 1:17 PM, Kevin McGregor wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, Gilles. Alas, getting Security at the City to
> allow SSH out is like pulling teeth from a very hungry crocodile -- I'd
> like to avoid both. I'd totally prefer SSH, but it's not an option.
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Gilles Detillieux
> <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca <mailto:grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>> wrote:
>     Also check your userlist_* options in vsftpd.conf.  If userlist_enable
>     is YES, then make sure the login name you're using isn't in the
>     user_list file (or is if userlist_deny=NO).  You may want to check the
>     PAM configuration as well, as it can add another layer, and another
>     allow/deny list as it does on RHEL systems.
>     You could also enable the dual_log_enable and syslog_enable options, as
>     this may give you a bit more feedback in your logs to help get to the
>     bottom of this.
>     If all else fails, install/enable sshd and switch from FTP to SFTP.  ;-)
>     Gilles
>     On 22/03/2011 12:27 PM, Kevin McGregor wrote:
>      > Maybe someone can throw in their two cents on this:
>      >
>      > I installed vsftpd on my Ubuntu 10.04 server, and I set
>      >
>      > local_enable=YES
>      > write_enable=YES
>      >
>      > When I FTP to the server, I get prompted for a username and password,
>      > but it seems to just reject it and ask for username/password
>     again. What
>      > else do I need to do? I just want one account to be able to FTP
>     upload
>      > files to this server.
>      >
>      > Kevin

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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