SUMMARY: Selective FTP lockout

From: Meystel (
Date: Tue Jan 11 1994 - 04:50:02 CST


Thanks to the following people:

The question I asked seems to be a very simple one. My problem, that
certain users were not allowed to FTP into their accounts, was caused by
the fact that these people used non-standard shells: they all used
tcsh. And I did not have a file called /etc/shells listing trusted shells.

I created a /etc/shells file containing:


and everything worked fine after that.

Some people also suggested that perhaps a file called /etc/ftpusers (a
blacklist file of people who are not allowed to FTP) was causing the problem.

Thanks again for everyone's patient suggestions. I'm sorry about asking such
a ridiculously simple question.


Michael A. Meystel
System & Network Administration
IMPACT Center, College of Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA USA
+ 1 215 895 5807 /

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