On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:45:33 +0200 "O. Hartmann" <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
> On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:18:14 +0200
> Ed Schouten <e...@nuxi.nl> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > 2015-08-11 10:44 GMT+02:00 O. Hartmann <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de>:
> > > ftpd starts sometimes, sporadically, and dies somewhere in the process.
> > > Connections to the ftpd aren't possible. Sockstat doesn't even show up a
> > > TCP/IP socket (21, ftp/tcp) where the daemon is supposed to listen for
> > > incoming connection - I see only udp4 (connecting to
> > > local_unbound/127.0.0.1:53). This is strange ...
> > That's annoying. We should fix that.
> > I recently made some changes to shutdown(2), but a grep reveals that
> > ftpd doesn't call that function anywhere. Phew! The last changes made
> > to ftpd are related to libxo. Adding marcel@, just to be sure.
> > In the meantime, could you maybe run truss(8) over ftpd and send us the
> > output?
> > Thanks,
> I have real issues understanding FreeBSD's ftpd!
> Man page "ftpusers(5)" states, that an entry "username allow" will allow
> access to ftpd. But every user listed in /etc/ftpusers is denied access, no
> matter whether there is "allow" appended to the entry or not! This is
> strange. Whenever I delete a user's name from that file I wish to have access
> to the ftpd service, that user can login - but addig the users even as
> "username allow" (no * in the file, nothing else but the initial users names)
> access is denied.
> I managed so far to start the ftpd via inetd - the service running
> from /etc/rc.conf is still impossible. But operations, not even a simple
> "ls", are possible since the service dies ...
> Either I'm some kind of dull and do not understand this brillant peice of
> software, or there is something really fishy.
This may have already been answered, but...
A quick examination at the top of /etc/ftpusers reveals:
# $FreeBSD: ... $
# list of users disallowed any ftp access.
# read by ftpd(8).
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