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TL:DR No FTP server will work.

I'm at my wit ends as to why this won't work. I've pretty much exhausted every source I have.

I'm trying to run an FTP server on my server. (no, having people log in with the root password is NOT an option)

I'm trying to use Gadmin-proftpd (gui interface)

first off, nothing saves and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the error it gives when it launches:
"GADMIN-PROFTPD could not find the proftpd configuration
or you are using a basic configuration that doesnt have
all the features that this program requires.


Do you want to overwrite your current proftpd configuration
with a suitable standard configuration for gadmin-proftpd ?"

If I click yes, the program dissapears, if I click no it runs.


the second thing is if I create a user and then try to log in with that user, it will connect find the user, ask for the password and then deny my password because it is "incorrect" It's not incorrect. I've tried so many different passwords, I am not typing them in wrong. Even when I disable the account needing a password, the server still denies me because I have the wrong password!!

This is my last stop, if I can't get this working, I'm going to ditch linux for my server since it's obvious that it's useless since it can't even do basic tasks like an ftp server!
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I'm going to ditch linux for my server since it's obvious that it's useless since it can't even do basic tasks like an ftp server!

Funny stuff.
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Thanks for the snarky reply. It was loads of help!
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Go read a tutorial, most people will tell you that as setting up an FTP properly is generally loads of config editing. Generally tuts are per distro too, the easiest being Ubuntu and going through their wiki. Normally you have to manually create a config file, though they have examples stored in the man pages (yeah? idk, it's somewhere and I'm tired).

Also, unless we get more info than "password doesn't work" it generally helps. What's the CLI output, any errors or messages? Stuff like that, it might also take a while for the networking heads to get in here. I know some, but I've been up all night with heartburn (new found ulcer, yay!) and am really not in the mood to go look up how to set up proftp as it's not my preferred server so I know just about squat off the top of my head.
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Originally Posted by Fullinator View Post

TL:DR No FTP server will work.
I'm at my wit ends as to why this won't work. I've pretty much exhausted every source I have.
I'm trying to run an FTP server on my server. (no, having people log in with the root password is NOT an option)
I'm trying to use Gadmin-proftpd (gui interface)
first off, nothing saves and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the error it gives when it launches:
"GADMIN-PROFTPD could not find the proftpd configuration
or you are using a basic configuration that doesnt have
all the features that this program requires.
Do you want to overwrite your current proftpd configuration
with a suitable standard configuration for gadmin-proftpd ?"
If I click yes, the program dissapears, if I click no it runs.
the second thing is if I create a user and then try to log in with that user, it will connect find the user, ask for the password and then deny my password because it is "incorrect" It's not incorrect. I've tried so many different passwords, I am not typing them in wrong. Even when I disable the account needing a password, the server still denies me because I have the wrong password!!
This is my last stop, if I can't get this working, I'm going to ditch linux for my server since it's obvious that it's useless since it can't even do basic tasks like an ftp server!

I know you're full of rage because you're not presented with a dumb "point and click" interface like Filezilla Server, but don't mistake complexity with inability.

Many server function in Linux are harder, but that's because Linux is significantly more powerful (particularly "per horsepower") than Windows. Like with many powerful, export, tool; the learning curve is steeper.

So if you really want to get this thing set up, then give us a few details; what distribution of Linux are you running? (eg CentOS, Ubuntu Server, Debian, etc) We will then present you with a guide. Just be prepared to get your hands dirty with a command line (I'm sure there are GUI programs around to configure Linux servers, but in my opinion, servers should be managed by command lines and desktops by a GUI).

Failing that, install OpenSuse and use Yast. Yast is a dumbed down administration tool and will give you a point-and-click interface to install and manage FTP and other such services.
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Not to be a prick but user error can be quite funny at times.
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Not to be a prick but user error can be quite funny at times.

And sometimes shameful for the user setting it up. wink.gif We've all been there, thinking we set the correct variable only to find out there was something minor going on the whole time.
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sounds like your problem is with proftp not linux.

have you tried any other software?

it looks fairly straight forward to me. given you've got ubuntu installed just follow the instructions for the configure ftp server part.
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is this a plea for help or just general complaining?

 

please let us know what distro you are running, what guides you say you have followed, and any special configurations you might be wanting to achieve, cause most of the time it is just a matter of configuring the masks correctly, and defining if they should be allowed to move outside of their home folder.

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Not to be a prick but user error can be quite funny at times.

That's the most frank post I've ever read from you blinksmiley.gif

(not that I disagree with your point though)
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