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Irix 6.5 FTP

Unread postby JAD692003 » Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:46 am

Hello again, From my pc, i can enter FTP and IP Address of my Indy, it connects. ASk's for username and password. My question, what file(s) do i need to edit? so i can access it..Need to copy the Maintenance Overlay i downloaded yesterday, to my INDY..Thanks again for your help..I will continue to look around the Docs for answers..

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Unread postby vegac » Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:02 am

Now, I'm assuming it's the standard FTPD that's running.
Any valid user on the Indy should be able to log in with their username / password and get in.

Now, to DISALLOW people from using ftp access, you can add their username to /etc/ftpusers. Generally root, sysadm, and any other "default" accounts should be in here, including demos, guest, sgiweb, EZsetup, nobody, 4Dgifts, etc.

Make sure whatever username you plan to log in with is NOT in that file however.

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Unread postby JAD692003 » Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:17 am

Yes its standard default settings. But when i login with my user name, Example>jason, ii have no password set, it wont allow me access. This is from a Windows FTP Prompt. Will check out that file..Thanks,

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Unread postby JAD692003 » Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:28 am

Ok figured it out, i didnt set a User password. So i went and added a password, and now i can ftp into my INDY.. I did check out the
/etc/ftpusers file and all the user you said where in there, including root..Thanks again...

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Unread postby dexter1 » Sat Mar 08, 2003 11:29 pm

Excerpt from 'man ftpd'

Ftpd authenticates users according to three rules.

1) The user name must be in the password data base, /etc/passwd, and not
have a null password. In this case a password must be provided by the
client before any file operations may be performed.

2) The user name must not appear in the file /etc/ftpusers. However, if
the user name is in /etc/ftpusers followed by the white-space
separated keyword ``restrict'', the user is allowed restricted access
privileges, as described below.

3) If the user name is ``anonymous'' or ``ftp'', an anonymous ftp account
must be present in the password file (user ``ftp''). In this case the
user is allowed to log in by specifying any password (by convention
this is given as the client user and host name).

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