ftp login failing after upgrade to 8.1

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Aug 10 21:17:32 UTC 2010

On 10/08/2010 22:01:40, Chris Maness wrote:
> I just upgraded to FreeBSD 8.1 and my regular user name seems to be
> disallowed for ftp.  I checked and my name or group does not seem to
> show up in ftpusers.  Any suggestions as to what might have happened?

/etc/ftpusers is actually the list of accounts that should be *denied*
access via FTP.  You don't want your UID in there if you want to use FTP.

Make sure the login shell for your account is mentioned in /etc/shells.

Failing that, curse FTP as an archaic and inherently insecure protocol
completely unsuitable for today's internet, and switch to using sftp(8)
instead -- which has the look and feel of FTP, but which runs tunnelled
over SSH.



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