Vanilla KA9Q FTP server: permission denied
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- Subject: Vanilla KA9Q FTP server: permission denied
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Bilow)
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 95 18:51:00 -0000
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Jay Maynard wrote in a message to Mike Bilow:
JM> I'm setting up a vanilla KA9Q 9305something-or-other box as
JM> an FTP server here at my institution. I've hacked at it, and
JM> read the source code, but no matter what I do, everything I
JM> try with the FTP server gets "550 permission denied", except
JM> for logging in with a valid user name and password. That
JM> tells me it's finding FTPUSERS correctly.
JM> I'm missing something simple. What is it?
JM> BTW, I'm not interested in any of the fancy BBS versions;
JM> this system has one function in life: to play FTP server for
JM> a directory on a Novell server. Vanilla KA9Q should do that
JM> job just fine.
At one time, all unknown logins were mapped to "anonymous." Later, to
facilitate allowing login by callsign, "anonymous" because a user in its own
right who could be locked out, and all unknown logins were mapped to
"univperm." Since you don't know how old the code is that you are using, this
might be the problem. I think the change occurred around 1990-1991.