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I have a ProFTPD server set up but I can't connect to it, I get `

Response: 530 Login incorrect.
Error:  Critical error
Error:  Could not connect to server. 

Even if I create a new user and try to log in I can't, and it shows that the FTP server is running on port 21:

tcp6       0      0 :::21                   :::*                    LISTEN      29774/proftpd: (acc
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Check your logs to see what the FTP server logged. –  Michael Hampton Nov 12 '12 at 6:13
Check what login-database the ftp server is set up to use. Maybe you are adding users to another user-database? –  pkhamre Nov 12 '12 at 9:54
Where would the logs be in this case? And how can I check the login-database? –  8vius Nov 12 '12 at 12:31

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