> We are running linux 1.2.13 on Pentiums. We have a difficulty to setup
> ftp. FTP won't accept incoming connection. The error message is like
> 220 vela FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Tue Aug 8 15:50:43 CDT 1995) ready.
> Name (vela:hyi): root
> 530 User root access denied...
> Login failed.
> Remote system type is UNIX.
> Using binary mode to transfer files.
> we also checked that /etc/shutmsg doesn't exist.
I have an FTP server Version wu-2.4(4), but I think it works in the same
way. I find quite strange that after "Login failed." it prompts "Remote
Anyway, root can't do FTP because there is a file named /etc/ftpusers which
contains a list of the users that can't do FTP, and the comment says that
root has already too much power, for doing just ftp ;-)
If you experience a such problem with other accounts, or with anonymous:
1. Check that your ftp server is compatible with "shadow password" ot that
you don't have "shadow password".
2. Check that /etc/ftpusers hasn't those users.
3. Check /etc/ftpaccess: "man ftpaccess" describes how to configure it:
pay attention to "class" and "real users".
Good luck !