[lug] Question - Ftp logs

Greg Horne jeerygh at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 26 15:35:37 MDT 2001

I feel better.  But. . .I don't have anonymous ftp on my server.  This means 
that the person was just trying huh?  Also. . .In my /etc/ftpaccess file 
does this look right? (I don't want anonymous logins btw)

class   all   real,guest *
guestgroup webusers
guestgroup aspex
email root at localhost

loginfails 5

readme  README*    login
readme  README*    cwd=*

message /welcome.msg            login
message .message                cwd=*

compress        yes             all
tar             yes             all
chmod           yes             guest,anonymous
delete          yes             all
overwrite       yes             all
rename          yes             all

log transfers anonymous,real inbound,outbound

shutdown /etc/shutmsg

passwd-check rfc822 warn
Any suggestions or links would be appreciated.


>From: "Michael J. Hammel" <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org>
>Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>Subject: Re: [lug] Question - Ftp logs
>Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:53:41 -0500 (CDT)
>Thus spoke Greg Horne
> > Sep 12 06:46:32 core2 ftpd[1656]: FTP LOGIN REFUSED (ftp not in 
> > FROM APoitiers-103-1-1-165.abo.wanadoo.fr [ip], anonymous
> >
> > This means that they are being denied access right?  What does the bit 
> > not in /etc/passwd" mean?
>I'm not positive, but I think this means you don't have an entry in
>/etc/passwd which can be used by the FTP daemon to know what directory
>should be the $HOME directory for an anonymous ftp login.   If you ftp to
>your machine using your id and password, you'll be placed in your $HOME
>directory.  Well, "anonymous" also needs a $HOME, and the user id "ftp" in
>/etc/passwd is used to tell ftpd where that directory is.
>I haven't set up anonymous ftp in a (very) long time, but I'm modestly sure
>this is what that message is telling you.
>And yes, it appears the login is being denied.
>Michael J. Hammel                               The Graphics Muse
>mjhammel at graphics-muse.org                      
>   Finally, one has to just shut up, sit down and write.  --  Natalie 
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