View Full Version : [ubuntu] FTP login problem

May 16th, 2008, 05:10 PM
I install ftp server (proftpd) but i can not login in it. It works a long time, but now when i upgrade to 8.04 version stop working. I search in forum but i can not find solution.

This i can see in log:
May 16 18:07:23 server proftpd[6416] mitjab.homelinux.net (cpe2-25-222.cable.triera.net[::ffff:]): FTP session opened.
May 16 18:07:23 server proftpd[6416] mitjab.homelinux.net (cpe2-25-222.cable.triera.net[::ffff:]): USER mitjab (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/bin/bash'

What is wrong? user mitjaba nd directory exist.

Thx for help!

May 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Check if /bin/bash is listed in /etc/shells

May 16th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I believe there is something in the ubuntu release notes for 8.04 that says /bin/bash was replaced by /bin/dash, and you need to create a symbolic link for /bin/bash.

Somebody is going to blast me for the syntax here because I suck at symbolic links, but it is something along the lines of:

ln -s /bin/bash /bin/dash

the order of the two paths may be reversed or I may be missing some parameters. If you make that link (successfully!) it should work.

May 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM
symbolic link already exist

root@server:/home/mitjab# ln -s /bin/bash /bin/dash
ln: creating symbolic link `/bin/dash': File exists

Check if /bin/bash is listed in /etc/shells

i add /bin/bash in /etc/shells and now working.

thx boath for help!