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manoj_pu
Regular Advisor

Multiple anonymous ftp user account


Hello All,

Is it possible to have multiple anonymous user account in hp-ux 11i?

We have already one anonymous account created below is the password entry of the same.

ftp:*:500:500:Anonymous FTP account,,,:/home/ftp:/usr/bin/false

We want to create another one as below:
user name: testftp
user ID: 501
home: /home/testftp

Is that possible?

Many thanks in advance.
Kind Regards
Manoj
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

Shalom Manoj,

Why would you want to do this? Once you have configured anonymous ftp more than one user can connect.

The configuration you list in your question is a regular, not an nonymous ftp account.

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manoj_pu
Regular Advisor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

Hi Steven,

Thanks for the response

Sorry for the incomplete question.
I meant two anonymous user accounts, User configuration that we are looking at is given below:

user - 1
ftp:*:500:500:Anonymous FTP account,,,:/home/ftp:/usr/bin/false

user - 2
testftp:*:501:500:Anonymous FTP account,,,:/home/testftp:/usr/bin/false

Kind Regards
Manoj
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manoj_pu
Regular Advisor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account


Hello Steven,

Please find below error message, when I tried to do ftp login with testftp user account after adding above mentioned in /etc/passwd file.

Name (ServerA:): testftp
530 User testftp access denied...
Login failed.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp>

Is this problem because hp-ux 11i (ftpd) does not support two anonymous user accounts?

Kind Regards
Manoj


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Aneesh Mohan
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

Hi Manoj,

I dont think so it is a workable solution because the ftp daemon uses the "ftp" account to login anonymously, and testftp is not recognized as an anonymous account.


Aneesh
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

> We want to create another one as below:

Why? Is there some actual problem which you
are trying to solve?

It is possible to create multiple guest
accounts ("man ftpd", look for "guest"), but
these use actual passwords. So far as I
know, there can be only one true "anonymous"
account.

A different FTP server program might offer
more options.
manoj_pu
Regular Advisor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account


Thanks all for your response.

There is no problem as such in our system.

We have a common user management tool called 'keon' (BMC product) used in our systems to manage users on two set of hp-ux servers.

Each set of hp-ux servers are used for two different applications. However the anonymous ftp user account (ftp) configured in keon tool is common for both set of servers.

We are looking for options to have separate anonymous account for each set of hp-ux servers.

Kind Regards
Manoj

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

> [...] 'keon' (BMC product) [...]

I know nothing about it, including how (or
why) it uses FTP, which makes it hard to
suggest anything more.
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

"common user management tool called 'keon' (BMC product) "

only info I can locate for a package called Keon references RSA Keon & certificate managment....


"We are looking for options to have separate anonymous account for each set of hp-ux servers."

there's only one...

You're going to have to provide information on what it is you want to solve, as opposed to how you want to solve it....I doubt that anonymous ftp is the answer....something like using regular ftp with a .netrc file might work, but since I know zero about the product you're referring to, it just as easily might not.






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manoj_pu
Regular Advisor

Re: Multiple anonymous ftp user account

Thank you all for the response.
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