Problem with FTP hint.

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jan 24 12:30:35 PST 2001


On January 23, 2001 06:45 pm, Steve Hayashi wrote:
> Just a basic login failure.  I suspect that it didn't like my password,
> so it's not comparing against /etc/passwd/ or if it is, it's not
> translating it right.
>
> Is there a good debug command I can type in to clarify the problem
> exactly?

check your /var/log/ files (i'm not sure anymore which file proftpd uses to 
log those failed logins with extra info, either deamon.log or user.log).

It should contain info like "no valid shell found" or whatever else the 
reason may be.


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