I have FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p3 installed on my system. For testing purposes, I have been temporarily suspending my ipfw firewall, then reenabling it when I take a break from testing. I have enabled ftp (IPV4 only) in inetd.conf.
FTP connections and authentication from the localhost to itself always work. FTP connections made from the outside work, but authentication always fails. The user in question has tcsh as his shell, which is listed in /etc/shells. The user is NOT listed in /etc/ftpusers. I have not changed anything in PAM (which I still don't understand how to configure yet). The full path of the user's home directory is accessible to them. I have not done anything with groups. Does a user have to be in a magic "ftpusers" group in order to authenticate from the outside? My question for the group is: What else do I need to do to enable FTP logins for normal users (i.e., I don't want anonymous FTP) out-of-the-box? I could install ProFTP, but would like to try to use the default FTPd that comes with FreeBSD. I suspect that PAM is the reason why my authentications from the outside always fail, but authentications from localhost always succeed. Is PAM out-of-the-box set to deny all outside FTP connections? If so, what modifications to /etc/pam.d/ftpd do I need to make to allow FTP authentication from the outside to work? But, if you suspect something other than PAM, don't let me send you down the wrong path... Many thanks to anyone that can offer help. I've spent 4 days on this and combed google and the archives of this listserv for the answer, but have come up empty. TIA, Mike _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"