so yesterday I made the move to stop using cPanel on my CentOS 6 server and learn how to use it using a LAMP sertup.
My basic requirement was to just have a web server with ftp access for me and my registered users, I use atmail for my mailing and another server running mysql server on it.
cPanel was just over the top in that aspect, so I moved to LAMP. Now my issue is that I want to be able to make FTP users and lock them into their "home" directory such as
these are the steps I have taken:
1) wget proftpd-1.3.3e.tar.gz (from ftp repo)
2) tar zxvf proftpd-1.3.3e.tar.gz
3) cd /proftpd-1.3.3e.tar.gz
6) make install
I edited /etc/proftpd.conf to this 7) vi /etc/proftpd.conf
8) DefaultRoot ~
9) User nobody
thats as far as I have gotten, I attemped to make a user with this command
10) groupadd test
11) useradd -g test1 -p test1 -d /var/www/html/users/ -s /sbin/false test
i tried to login, but Filezilla throws a login incorrect error.
I have looked at maybe 20 guides on how to set up ProFTPD but I am still confused and has been nothing but a learning experience for me.
Can someone perhaps tell me the exact steps needed to get a successful FTP server running much like cPanel sets up when adding FTP accounts.
Edit: this is my proftpd.conf
# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to # 'proftpd.conf' for actual use. It establishes a single server # and a single anonymous login. It assumes that you have a user/group # "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon. ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation" ServerType standalone DefaultServer on # Port 21 is the standard FTP port. Port 21 # Don't use IPv6 support by default. UseIPv6 off # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files # from being group and world writable. Umask 022 # To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes # to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections # at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works # in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server # that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service # (such as xinetd). MaxInstances 30 # Set the user and group under which the server will run. User nobody Group nobody # To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home # directory, uncomment this line. DefaultRoot ~ # Normally, we want files to be overwriteable. AllowOverwrite on # Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default <Limit SITE_CHMOD> DenyAll </Limit> # A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories. If you do not # want anonymous users, simply delete this entire <Anonymous> section. #<Anonymous ~ftp> # User ftp # Group ftp # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp" # UserAlias anonymous ftp # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins # MaxClients 10 # We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed # in each newly chdired directory. # DisplayLogin welcome.msg # DisplayChdir .message # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot # <Limit WRITE> # DenyAll # </Limit> #</Anonymous>