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Login failed message while starting FTP

Hi Guys, need your help,

I tried to ftp to a aserver and when I passing the username and password, it is saying "Login Failed"
C:\>ftp 10.241.11.41
Connected to 10.241.11.41.
220 hrdbdr01 FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1 Mon Oct 23 02:01:
44 GMT 2006) ready.
User (10.241.11.41:(none)): root
331 Password required for root.
Password:
530 Login incorrect.
Login failed.
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.

I crosschecked the username and password many times it is correct but still the login is failed, the ftp service is running on the server.

root@hrdbdr01:/# netstat -a | grep ftp
tcp 0 0 *.ftp *.* LISTEN
udp 0 0 *.tftp *.*

Please help!
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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

Obviously the FTP service has been secured: it has been configured to not allow FTP access by root.

FTP protocol has no encryption. Sending the root password of the system unencrypted over the network is generally viewed as a Bad Idea.

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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

Consider to use ftp as non-root or with sftp!

Hope this helps!
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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

Thanks for your reply,

I tried with other user, still login is failed.
What is sftp?
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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

sftp is secure ftp. Check if you already have it or get it here:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=T1471AA

Use a sftp client on your pc, e.g. filezilla.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

Read the system log (/var/adm/syslog/syslog.log) to find out why ftpd is rejecting the user, and read the configuration of your ftp service (/etc/ftpd/ftpaccess and /etc/ftpd/ftpusers) to find out what is currently allowed and what isn't.

Use "man ftpd", "man ftpusers" and "man ftpaccess" to get more information.

NOTE: the sense of the /etc/ftpd/ftpusers file is inverted: it lists users that are *forbidden* to use the ftp service.

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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

Oops, I forgot...

SFTP is an extension of the SSH secure terminal access protocol that allows secure file transfer. HP offers a version of OpenSSH package (both server & client) customized for HP-UX: it is available for free at software.hp.com.

For Windows, I would recommend PuTTY as a free SSH terminal client, and WinSCP for file transfers. Both are freeware.

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=T1471AA

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

http://winscp.net

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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

according to error message, in the first place , seems you have password problem . .

have you ever checked that /etc/ftpusers available somehow ? if yes you have to put user whom you wanted to access in this file.

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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

The /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log contents are

Sep 9 14:49:31 hrdbdr01 inetd[26145]: ftp/tcp: Connection from cc1001-hpc67wi (10.144.110.139) at Wed Sep 9 14:49:31 2009
Sep 9 14:49:31 hrdbdr01 ftpd[26145]: Data port : 20
Sep 9 14:49:31 hrdbdr01 ftpd[26145]: FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1 Mon Oct 23 02:01:44 GMT 2006) ready.
Sep 9 14:49:36 hrdbdr01 ftpd[26145]: FTP LOGIN REFUSED (shell not in /etc/shells) FROM cc1001-hpc67wi [10.144.110.139], rayees


the /etc/ftpd/ftpaccess contents are
root@hrdbdr01:/etc/ftpd# more ftpaccess
root
rayees

the /etc/ftpd/ftpusersorg contents are
root@hrdbdr01:/etc/ftpd# more ftpusersorg
root
rayees


the files /etc/ftpusers and /etc/ftpd/ftpusers are not available.
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Re: Login failed message while starting FTP

What shell is configured for root in /etc/passwd?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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