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proftpd gives 'login incorrect' error

I have had proftpd installed for a while now but since today I can not sign into the ftp server. I keep getting the error 530 login incorrect. I restarted proftpd in debug mode and got the below ...
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NTopng - Unable to start HTTP server on port 3000 - Can't login to web gui

I can access NTop via IP:3000 though the default login/pass doesn't go anywhere, just a refresh. And when running "ntopng -v -G /var/run/ntopng.pid -i 1 -s" I get: [HTTPserver.cpp:350] HTTPS ...
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difference between /bin/false and /sbin/nologin [duplicate]

I am learning server stuff and I have one chapter about /etc/passwd i have this: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/bin/sh sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/bin/sh ...
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What is the difference between /sbin/nologin and /bin/false?

I have often heard it recommended that a user account should be disabled by setting its shell to /bin/false. But, on my existing Linux systems, I see that a great number of existing accounts (all of ...
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Best way to create a user with no password

What is the good way to create a user with no password? By no password, I mean an account, that would be usable only by the root account using the su/sudo commands (like the "nobody" user used by ...
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How I can create a FTP-only account, in FreeBSD?

I created an account to be used only for FTP sessions: # adduser Username: test Full name: Uid (Leave empty for default): Login group [test]: Login group is test. Invite test into other groups? []: ...
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How can I give tomcat sudo right [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No TTY present when running commands over SSH in here-document I installed tomcat7. It is nologin user tomcat7. That said, I need to give tomcat7 sudo rights to run ...
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run script as user who has nologin shell

All I need to do is to run a specific script as a particual user who does have the nologin/false shell indicated in /etc/passwd. I would run the script as root and this should run as another user. ...
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Executing a command as a nologin user

I've recently set up my server so that my suPHP 'virtual' users can't be logged into by using this article My issue now is that before when I ran a rake command for my Ruby on Rails application ...
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nologin in /etc/shells is dangerous.. WHY?

I found this on the internet, while putting up a FTP server in FreeBSD. Putting nologin into /etc/shells potentially creates a back door by which those accounts can be used with FTP. (see: ...
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How to login into domain when all local user account deleted?

I've installed windows 7 via WDS. All drivers and some recommended softwares installed properly. I was deleted all local user accounts and I logged out. Then i was trying log into my domain like ...
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Ubuntu Server login not recognizing the keyboard after entering username

I'm having similar issues with logging into ubuntu server. chief problem is that once I enter my user name & hit enter, I can't enter anything ffor my password - it won't accept any keystrokes ...
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Will Linux server services start without user login?

Newbie question: I am planning to set up a Linux server (lightweight basic web, PIM server) "appliance", i.e. a tiny headless box. I would like it to start whenever I plug it in and switch on the ...
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/sbin/nologin default PATH

I want to add the PATH of the default for the user where a shell is set in /etc/passwd by /sbin/nologin. I write PATH in /etc/csh.login or /etc/profile,csh in case of bash or csh is OK. What about ...
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Linux : should I create nologin user home dirs?

i have a few java apps running on my server and I set it up so that each app is executed with a nologin user id. now, when I add users with /usr/sbin/useradd -g $MY_GROUP -s /sbin/nologin -d ...