I have apparently done something to my RH6.2 system setup so that real
users (those with accounts on the machine) cannot FTP to the server.
The login is rejected after the username and password prompts with a
message saying the password is incorrect. The accounts can Telnet into
When I checked /var/log/message, I noticed that there is a PAM error.
The user atkinson should have uid=500 and that is what the file shows
for telnet logins. For FTP logins, the uid=0 for some reason and I am
guessing that is why the login fails. Following are the two lines from
/var/log/message that are generated for FTP login attempts.
Mar 3 09:38:50 hermione PAM_pwdb: (login) session opened for user
atkinson by (uid=0)
Mar 3 09:38:50 hermione pam_console: can't find device or X11
socket to examine for 0
Help! What have I screwed up? I have been mucking around with the
configuration files trying to resolve a time delay between FTP connect
and the login prompt which everyone seems to think has something to do
with DNS. Now I've really mucked it up so I cannot FTP to the server at
all! I've looked around and don't see what I have done wrong. Anyone
have any ideas.