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    Red Hat Enterprise Linux version3 with Proftpd


    I installed Proftpd on my Linux machine. This is a FTP dedicated server.
    for some reason each time I log to the ftp I get this message.
    [root@buba etc]# ftp localhost
    Connected to buba.
    220 ProFTPD 1.2.9 Server (RVNJ-FTP) [buba]
    500 AUTH not understood
    500 AUTH not understood
    KERBEROS_V4 rejected as an authentication type
    Name (localhost:root):

    Does someone know how to fix this problem?
    Thanks, Elad

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    May 2004


    Dear elad_d,

    Well ignore the error 500 Auth not understood. That's just mandrake's ftp client that tries to use kerberos for authentication. Your ftp server doesn't support it so it just complains and then goes on with trying to connect normally.
    The anonymous account seems to be only partially working though. There could be several things which are going wrong. You have to make sure the user and group you use in the Anonymous bit is a real user, usually would be:
    user ftp
    group ftp

    Also make sure that if that user doesn't have a valid shell that you set:
    RequireValidShell off

    I think there was more information in the online docs about having problems with logging in through an anonymous account. Try reading the docs at

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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