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Additional FTP accounts at FreeBSD

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gleb Pupkin, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Gleb Pupkin

    Gleb Pupkin Registered

    Dec 16, 2003
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    Additional FTP account don't work for my customers. OS is FreeBSD 5.1
    I've tested it by myself and just got 'Wrong username / password' msg...

    Nothing at the logs.
    This happened while ProFTPd was installed. Then I've installed PureFTPd manually and the result is the same! =(

    Any suggestions?

    Beforehand thanks 2 all.
    #1 Gleb Pupkin, Mar 3, 2004
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2004
  2. chash

    chash Member

    Jan 11, 2003
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    Additional FTP users

    At least on RH9 with cPanel/WHM 8.5.4 R-72 you can run an additional pureftpd server using a non-standard port and virtual users.

    Conflicts are the .pid file and the log file, so specify other than default names/paths for these files in the second server.

    The cPanel pureftpd uses pureauth to read the pro-ftpd users -
    there's no conflict with /etc/pureftpd.passwd and pureftpd.pdb

    The cPanel copy of the daemon is in /usr/sbin but if you do ./configure
    and make install-strip per the pure-ftpd instructions, the new copy goes to usr/local/sbin/ so there's no conflict here.

    Now if someone would be kind enough to tell me an easy way to get the cPanel copy to recognize only one ip or a range of ips so I could use the second server with the standard port I'd be grateful. Oh, and it has to be done in a way such that cPanel won't overwrite the changes. Already tried the --bind option in /etc/sysconfig/pure-ftpd (used in place of /etc/pure-ftpd.conf), the configuration file,
    but the server wouldn't start.

    cPanel/WHM is a pretty great suite for webhosting, but it would be really nice to get a little documentation of the nuts and bolts so admins could get full use of their boxes without
    worrying so much about breaking things.

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