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Users with /bin/false shell to login on vsftpd

Lösung Users with /bin/false shell to login on vsftpd

With default configuration of vsftp (vsftpd.conf under /etc) users with no
shell or /bin/false shell are not able to login vsftpd ftp server. This is
because vsftpd.conf includes such a line to enable pam module.


This line points to which pam service name will be applied. Pam
configuration related to vsftpd is then /etc/pam.d/vsftpd .

This pam file contains a file such as:

auth required pam_shells.so

This means basically only the users who have valid shells will be
authenticated. Setting the shell to /bin/false of a user simply means
that this user will not be able to login the system via vsftpd. (ftp

To enable users with no valid shell to login the ftp server, commenting
out this line in /etc/pam.d/vsftpd file will be sufficient.
Artikel-ID: 13
Kategorie: pronego
Datum (hinzugefügt): 29.01.2009 13:32:25
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