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Hi all! I have two questions about vsftpd. Could someone teach me how to create virtual user account in vsftpd? I tried to follow the doentation come with the vsftpd tarball, but failed. And I got the error "500 OOPS: str_getpwnam:<username>". I don't know why and how I could solve it. Second, is there any newsgroup dedicated for discussing vsftpd? Thanks! Environment: RedHat Linux 9.0 with vsftpd-1.1.3-8...

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    Hi all!

    I have two questions about vsftpd.

    Could someone teach me how to create virtual user account in vsftpd?
    I tried to follow the doentation come with the vsftpd tarball, but
    failed. And I got the error "500 OOPS: str_getpwnam:<username>". I don't
    know why and how I could solve it.

    Second, is there any newsgroup dedicated for discussing vsftpd?

    Thanks!

    Environment: RedHat Linux 9.0 with vsftpd-1.1.3-8

    David Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 David wrote:
    >I have two questions about vsftpd.
    >
    >Could someone teach me how to create virtual user account in vsftpd? I
    >tried to follow the doentation come with the vsftpd tarball, but
    >failed.
    It's simple. There are couple of example .conf files at vsftpd website.

    [url]ftp://vsftpd.beasts.org/users/cevans/untar/vsftpd-1.2.0/EXAMPLE[/url]
    >And I got the error "500 OOPS: str_getpwnam:<username>". I don't know
    >why and how I could solve it.
    From: ../vsftpd-1.1.3/FAQ

    Q) Help! I'm getting the error message "str_getpwnam".

    A) The most likely cause of this is that the "nobody" user does not
    exist on your system. vsftpd needs this user to run bits of itself with
    no privilege.
    >Second, is there any newsgroup dedicated for discussing vsftpd?
    Nope. There is no need. Vsftpd comes with complete doentation unlike
    others. 'man vsftpd.conf' and you can use google and general purpose
    NGs for help.

    GL
    V.

    >Thanks!
    >
    >Environment: RedHat Linux 9.0 with vsftpd-1.1.3-8
    Vwakes Guest

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