Bug 163026 - FTP-Login fails with proftpd
FTP-Login fails with proftpd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: proftpd (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Saou
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-07-12 07:14 EDT by Oliver Voelker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-03 04:51:58 EDT
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/var/log/messages pam-failures (830 bytes, text/plain)
2005-07-12 07:16 EDT, Oliver Voelker
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correct file /etc/pam.d/ftp (662 bytes, text/plain)
2005-07-12 07:17 EDT, Oliver Voelker
no flags Details
pam configuration for vsftpd (300 bytes, text/plain)
2005-07-13 04:45 EDT, Tomas Mraz
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Description Oliver Voelker 2005-07-12 07:14:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
The login via FTP fails on x86_64 systems because of a wrong path in /etc/pam.d/ftp
It links to the 32-bit versions of the pam-libraries.

The result in /var/log/messages is attached.
Changing the path in /etc/pam.d/ftp enabled correct login to the FTP-Service.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install proftpd + pam on a x86_64 system
2. login failes

Actual Results:  login fails

Expected Results:  succesful login

Additional info:
Comment 1 Oliver Voelker 2005-07-12 07:16:19 EDT
Created attachment 116648 [details]
/var/log/messages pam-failures
Comment 2 Oliver Voelker 2005-07-12 07:17:22 EDT
Created attachment 116649 [details]
correct file /etc/pam.d/ftp
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-07-13 04:44:14 EDT
The /etc/pam.d/ftp is owned by the proftpd package not pam.

Even your provided ftp file is not right. The correct solution is to remove the
paths completely leaving only the module filenames there. However the file is
wrong also by other means - it uses pam_pwdb but this is not setup by default in
Fedora Core so if you want to use system accounts for logging into the ftp the
/etc/pam.d/ftp should be changed similarly to the /etc/pam.d/vsftpd of the
vsftpd daemon.
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2005-07-13 04:45:21 EDT
Created attachment 116694 [details]
pam configuration for vsftpd
Comment 5 Matthias Saou 2005-07-13 05:24:30 EDT
Looks like the pam file provided inside the proftpd sources is 64bit
incompatible and got obsolete by now too. I'll test a new proftpd build with a
pam.d file based on the vsftpd one (basically the same, but using the
/etc/ftpusers it always has), and if all goes well, I'll release a new Extras build.
Comment 6 Matthias Saou 2005-08-02 11:09:11 EDT
The fixed packages are waiting to be signed and be pushed :


Things now work for me, but I've only been able to test on i386, so confirmation
that the new pam.d file makes things work on x86_64 would be nice.
Comment 7 Oliver Voelker 2005-08-03 04:16:46 EDT
the fixes are working on x86_64

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