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Alternative FTP server

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by dstanley, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. dstanley

    dstanley Guest

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    Hi

    Is it possible to use an alternative ftp server to the proftpd one bundled with plesk

    If so is there a way to set it so that in plesk admin you can change ftp accounts/passwords.

    I ask because: Whenever i FTP on any account in 7.5.3 .. A zero byte file is created on the server and my ftp software tells me is cannot upload the file
     
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Have you tried any of the following:

    1. Chown the user : group on all folders to the domain's ftpusername : psaserv

    chown -R ftpusername : psaserv (without the spaces surrounding the : )

    2. Forced a re-install of the psa-proftpd package?

    3. Tested with SSH (connect then open an SSH ftp window) to upload files to see if that works?

    4. Check the perms on the folders:

    drwxr-x--- 5 ftpusername psaserv 4096 Jul 8 06:14 anon_ftp

    drwxr-xr-x 2 root psaserv 4096 Apr 27 13:37 conf
    drwxrwxrwx 3 ftpusername psaserv 4096 Apr 27 13:37 incoming
    drwxr-xr-x 2 ftpusername psaserv 4096 Apr 27 13:37 pub

    Notice: the uid on the 'conf' directory is root, not the ftpusername.

    You can always setup another ftp program, even a separate copy of standard proftpd as a standalone server, looks like Plesk creates the ftpuser accounts as regular linux users with the appropriate settings (group psacln, /bin/false, home directory)
     
  3. dstanley

    dstanley Guest

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    Well one of the servers is a fresh install. But have done a forced reinstall to no avail.

    Is a SSH ftp window the same as the SSH.com file transfer program? (GUI interface for browsing/uploading/downloading to server?)

    Will try the groups & permissions.

    I've also tested at various locations on various machienes using most ftp programs but not luck.
     
  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Yup, that's exactly it (glad to know I'm not the only one using SSH.com's stuff!

    (hope I don't get confused with multiple ftp threads going on!)
     
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