503 login incorrect - ProFtp unable to login on OSX 10.13

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503 login incorrect - ProFtp unable to login on OSX 10.13

Postby Hirsch » 29. March 2019 11:55

Hi there,

I installed XAMPP and the Apache server works fine. Permissions for read & write are set correctly and hosted websites run perfectly.
As I work from different machines, I configured the ProFTP, too. It is running but a cannot login.

I set the directory to the same directory the Apache server uses. I can see the files in the browser, wenn I enter the XAMPPS machine's IP.

Checked with XAMPP security tool that the standard user is still daemon and the password is xampp

I can enter with cyberduck, but when I use the credentials for my user or the deamon user I will always get a 503. Any ideas what I can do? There seems no way to use ftp from terminal as it is not available for OSX 10.13.

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Login fehlgeschlagen. 530 Login incorrect

Any idea, how I can check what's going wrong? I would use any other method than cyberduck but don't know what so far... as terminal does not support ftp anymore.

Best, Hirsch

The ProFTP conig:
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# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use.  It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login.  It assumes that you have a user/group
# "daemon" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.

ServerName         "ProFTPD"
ServerType         standalone
DefaultServer         on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port            21
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask            022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30.  If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value.  Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
MaxInstances         30

# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
User daemon
Group      admin

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory /Volumes/Projekte/18_HTML_Testdateien*>
  AllowOverwrite      on

# only for the web servers content
DefaultRoot /Volumes/Projekte/18_HTML_Testdateien

<Limit SITE_CHMOD>                                                                                                                                                         

# daemon gets the password "xampp"
UserPassword daemon 2TgxE8g184G9c

# daemon is no normal user so we have to allow users with no real shell
RequireValidShell off

# daemon may be in /etc/ftpusers so we also have to ignore this file
#to login with "OSX Users"
AuthPAM on
AuthPAMConfig ftpd
UseFtpUsers off

The security check:
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XAMPP:  Quick security check...
XAMPP:  MySQL is not accessable via network. Good.
XAMPP:  MySQL has to run before I can check the security.
XAMPP:  MySQL has to run before I can check the security.
XAMPP:  MySQL has a root passwort set. Fine! :)
XAMPP:  The FTP password for user 'daemon' is still set to 'xampp'.
XAMPP: Do you want to change the password? [ja] nein
XAMPP:  Done.
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Joined: 29. March 2019 09:21
XAMPP version: 7.3.3
Operating System: OSX

Re: 503 login incorrect - ProFtp unable to login on OSX 10.1

Postby andersfuf » 17. October 2020 08:26

It would be nice with a proper response or guideline to proftp on xampp on osx. Or comments on the de-support of filezilla
Posts: 1
Joined: 17. October 2020 07:59
XAMPP version: 7.4.1
Operating System: OSX

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