FTP problem with virtualmin (free)

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#1 Wed, 06/14/2006 - 16:58

FTP problem with virtualmin (free)


When I try to go into the virtualmin module, I get the following come up:

The status of your system is being checked to ensure that all enabled features are available, that the mail server is properly configurated, and that quotas are active ..

  Mail server Postfix is installed and configured.
  Apache is installed.
  Webalizer is installed.
  MySQL is installed and running.
  Logrotate is installed.
  Using network interface eth0 for virtual IPs.
  Both user and group quotas are enabled for home and      email directories.
  Shell /bin/false for FTP users is not included in /etc/shells, which may prevent FTP access.

.. your system is ready for use by Virtualmin.

I would be very grateful to anyone who can help me with this.



Wed, 06/14/2006 - 17:32
Joe's picture

Hey Ryan,

It means just what it says. Your Virtualmin configuration sets /bin/false as the default shell for FTP-only users (i.e. FTP users that don't have ssh privileges), but it isn't listed in the system's /etc/shells file. ProFTPd will only allow logins to users that have a shell that is listed in /etc/shells.

Add /bin/false to the list of shells in /etc/shells, and this warning will go away.


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