How to log into vsftpd?

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  1. big.dai.x

    big.dai.x New Member

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    I have vsftpd installed and running, I can enable or disable it with boss prefs but I can't figure how to log in. I can connect but any user name and password I enter is refused with
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    Connection failed.
    OOPS: child died
    I've looked through the conf but can't find what I need to do. Anyone with more experience got this working?
  2. EricJD

    EricJD New Member

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    I'm not having any luck with this either. Any advice?
  3. arpsmack

    arpsmack New Member

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    Guys I may have a solution for you. I ran into this exact same problem just now.

    Try SSHing into your iPhone/iPod and use the ftp client locally. In other words, SSH in as root and type "ftp localhost". If you immediately receive an error that mentions something about /usr/share/empty, quit out of ftp (type 'quit') and then 'mkdir /usr/share/empty'.

    This fixed the problem for me. Apparently (after reviewing some installation guides for vsftpd), this is one of the things you should have done when you set up vsftpd (it sure would have been nice if the Cydia installer would have done this for us!!).

    Hope it helps.
  4. Phiffi

    Phiffi New Member

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    Hi arpsmack!
    I would really like to run this thing, but my Putty.exe just says "command not found" when I type the "ftp localhost" command.
    Please help me!

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    EDIT: Ok, I solved it on my own

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    I just needed to install "inetutils" first!
    But it was rather random, that I found it ^^
    Anyway, thank you for your tip!

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