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Multiple FTP Logins

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ralf, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. ralf

    ralf Member

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    I am trying to login with my ftp client (cute ftp pro 3.2).
    I can login only into three ftp accounts at the same time.
    Then I get a message "Too many connections (3) from this IP"
    There must be a parameter somewhere where I can set this to a higher number.
    Was never a problem with my NT4 server where I had a root login and saw all directories below.
    Unfortunately I have lost this server and now have a RedHat Linux Server with this panel installed on it.
    So how could I set-up a root ftp login to see all directories on the server?
    Or if not how can I increase the number of simultaneous logins to the FTP server from a single IP?

    TIA
    Ralf
     
  2. tcwebguy

    tcwebguy Active Member

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    Any Solutions?

    Anyone have a solution for this one? I share an office with a couple of my hosting clients, and we all use the same IP address. This limit makes it very difficult to work on our sites at the same time.
     
  3. pugleon

    pugleon Guest

    max client issue

    Login to you're server with ssh / whatever you use.

    cd to usr/local/etc folder

    pico the proftpd.conf file

    Scroll down to where you see "Maxclients"

    And change the number from 3 to 50, or however many you want to be able to login with...
     
  4. ralf

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    Thank you

    Would this be the same if I use Pure-ftpd?
    TIA
     
  5. pugleon

    pugleon Guest

    No idea. Never worked with that plugin before. But there are lots of peeps in here who have. Anyone got any ideas ?
     
  6. bambipower

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    thx this works for me
    (pproftpd)

    but how can i make those file's undeletable?

    thx
     
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    If you want to view all directories on your redhat server through an windows environment you may want to check out this program.
    http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/


    It comes in hand when you need to access several accounts at once.
     
  8. ralf

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    Thank you for the link :cool:

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number: Absolutely fabulous
     
  9. ralf

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    But still no luck.
    Found two pureftp configuration files applied changes to each of themindividusly (one at a time performing it wit different level of reboot. I theForced Reboot does not even restart the service I like to know, how to specifically restart pure-ftpd.

    ./etc/rc.d/init.d/pure-ftpd like a suitable file to execute !

    ./etc/sysconfig/pure-ftpd

    # Per-user concurrency limits. It will only work if the FTP server has
    # been compiled with --with-peruserlimits (and this is the case on
    # most binary distributions) .
    # The format is : <max sessions per user>:<max anonymous sessions>
    # For instance, 3:20 means that the same authenticated user can have 3 active
    # sessions max. And there are 20 anonymous sessions max.

    # --peruserlimits=3:20

    #if I change the '3' against a '101' - does the'20' has to be higher?

    No change anyway! Maybe some else needs doing

    Another editable configfile is there:
    ./etc/pure-ftpd.conf
    Changed it, saved it, rebooted - no change - still only 3 connections from same IP

    Loogged in under "ROOT" - Did not change both files at the same time.

    Any suggestions woud be pleasurably welcome ;)
     
  10. ralf

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    This is nice but I just found a different way seeing the lot using a usual ftp program like "Cute FTP Pro 3".

    Start Cute FTP
    Set up account
    Label: Root (or whatever)
    Host Address: (your servers main IP Number)
    Username: root
    Password: your rootpassword

    on the "type" tab
    Protocoll type: select SFTP
    Port: 22
    Transfer type: Auto-detect

    on the "Actions" tab
    When the clients connects, switch to this remote folder
    Type in: ..\home

    BANG !!
    You will see the lot

    ENJOY

    Unfortunately despite several attemps at what looked like the perfect configuration file for pureFTP stll no success in increasing the number to more than 3 users from one IP.
     
  11. ThunderHostingDotCom

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    Yeah this program is great BUT it does not work if you have root SSH disabled.

     
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    Right... you won't be able to use scp or sftp if you have root login disabled. It doesn't seem possible to use su to change users within these programs. That's the downside of having direct root login disabled. if you really want to use scp/sftp, then protect your ssh port with other methods. I use hosts.deny/hosts.allow as part of my ssh protection... it denies access to the ssh port to everyone, but has an allow line for my ip.
     
  13. ras`

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    As i try to scan on this thread i found my concerns which suits to this and go over what to do.
    I try to check its proftpd.conf but its empty.
    what i found is pear.conf, but am using proftp.
    can I make a proftpd.conf and save? does someone has a ready to upload script for this?
     
  14. ras`

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    i got it already.
     
  15. Zero Tolerance

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    Sorry to revive an old thread, was just looking into accomplishing this myself so I could upload packages in multiple streams a lot faster.

    I found this file:
    /etc/pure-ftpd.conf

    Inside you'll find:
    MaxClientsPerIP = X

    Simply change the X to the amount of connections you want to allow from 1 IP, then restart FTP in WHM, worked fine for me :)
     
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