I installed it with the one from freshrpms and I think it installed correctly but still needs some configuration
Don't use the rpm from proftpd.org
Grab it from www.freshrpms.net
*that one is solid. *Adds it as a standalone server, so service proftpd start and all that jazz works. *Also automagically sets up chroot's for each user. *Normal user logs in and will NOT be able to get to any directory above thier home directory. *(You can override this in teh config though).
I can start and stop it
I also did a test on the config file
[root@localhost root]# service proftpd restart
Shutting down proftpd: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [ *OK *]
Starting proftpd: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *[ *OK *]
And that is why when I try to connect from another machine on my LAN , I get this
[root@localhost root]# proftpd -t
Checking syntax of configuration file
- no such group 'nogroup'
- Fatal: Group: Unknown group 'nogroup'.
I am the only user on the system and I only have "root" setup. *I think I have to add a user "nogroup" or something like that but I do not know how to do that
~ Connected to 192.168.0.40, waiting for response...
< 220 FTP Server ready.
> USER nogroup
< 331 Password required for nogroup.
> PASS *****
< 530 Login incorrect.
! *Invalid username or password for 192.168.0.40
~ Could not login to 192.168.0.40
The way I really want to set it up is by giving people different usernames. *For example, David would login as 'david" and I would also give him a password. *Steve would login as "steve" with his given password
Here is my proftpd.conf file. *If you can help out that would be greathttp://kaiser-sose.port5.com/proftpdconfig.zip