ok what i am trying to do is add users with there own passwords ( with nothing more then them being allow to download ! )
ubuntu 10.04 With gui desktop
below is my conf file
# 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
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
# 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)
# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
# only for the web servers content
# nobody gets the password "lampp"
# commented out by lampp security
#UserPassword nobody wRPBu8u4YP0CY
UserPassword nobody 4krozwt.aKz8o
# nobody is no normal user so we have to allow users with no real shell
# nobody may be in /etc/ftpusers so we also have to ignore this file