I just installed vsftpd to my mybookworld. I can ftp to the my book's IP, but it rejects all local username/password combinations. I believe I have done everything correctly. Am I missing something? I created the users using the webadmin interface ("add user"). Please help…running out of ideas. Here is a copy of my vsftpd.conf file:
- Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
- The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
- loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
- Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
- READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
- Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
- Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
- Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
- Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
- Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
- if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
- Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
- has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
- obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
- Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
- new directories.
- Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
- go into a certain directory.
- Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
- Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
- If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
- a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
- You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
- If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
- You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
- You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
- It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
- ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
- Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
- recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
- however, may confuse older FTP clients.
- By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
- the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
- mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
- Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
- attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
- predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
- raw file.
- ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
- You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
- You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
- useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
- (default follows)
- You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
- directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
- users to NOT chroot().
- (default follows)
- You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
- default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
- sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
- the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.