[lug] Question - Ftp logs

Greg Horne jeerygh at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 26 14:35:55 MDT 2001

I keep getting this in my logs /var/logs/messages:

Sep 12 06:46:32 core2 ftpd[1656]: FTP LOGIN REFUSED (ftp not in /etc/passwd) 
FROM APoitiers-103-1-1-165.abo.wanadoo.fr [ip], anonymous

This means that they are being denied access right?  What does the bit "ftp 
not in /etc/passwd" mean?

If somebody has any ftp security related links, or tips I would be very 


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