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I have installed pure-ftpd, along with the pureadmin GUI.

I've just put myself through a crash-course on permissions and groups and users and sticky-bits and SUIDs and GUIDs.. and I'm now quite convinced that I know just enough to get myself into trouble.... and I have (sort of) :) ... basically, I'm stuck.

I've managed to acces the server via a local user (ie. local to the server's computer)... but that was notably simple, because I didn't have to do anyting... It must be the default setting .. (I don't know if that is pure-ftpd's default, or pureadmin's).

Using pureadmin, I added a new ad-hoc user... However, this pure-ftpd Virtual-User is not able to connect to the server.

Is this a PAM issue?... It is failing with this message(s)
[INFO] PAM_RHOST enabled. Getting the peer address
[WARNING] Authentication failed for user [adhocuser]

I've read a bit about PAM... but I don't want to go into it any deeper than need be (at the moment), as there may be a more direct pure-ftpd approach to this authentication issue..

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:51

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I don't have any experience with pureadmin, but there is some nice and easy to follow documentation on how to setup virtual users with pureftpd: download.pureftpd.org/pub/pure-ftpd/doc/README.Virtual-Users –  João Pinto Dec 3 '10 at 11:23
Thanks João.. It looks like a good reference page (straight from the horse's mouth; pureftpd.org... I'll take a fresh look at it tomorrow... –  Peter.O Dec 3 '10 at 13:34
Were you able to figure it out? –  jrg Sep 2 '11 at 19:57
@jrg. I didn't manage to resolve it, so I switched across to vsftpd.. That has been enough for the odd occasion I need ftp. –  Peter.O Sep 19 '11 at 3:59
@Peter.O Are you still being affected by this issue? Do you think it would be save to say that this might not happen in more recent versions of the installed packages? Do you think it would be safe to say this question is abandoned? It has been a long time an not answers where posted. Is it still relevant? –  Bruno Pereira Feb 1 '12 at 19:49
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