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How to remove user created by Pure FTPd?
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Bluedogruns


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2007, 19:40    Post subject:  How to remove user created by Pure FTPd?  

Hello:

Fairly new to Linux and have it doing what I need it to do for now. But I do have a question.

I launched the program called Pure FTPd. When I did I unchecked the first option in the list of three things. When I did it said a user called FTP was required. I clicked yes to allow the user to be created. When I did that it created a folder called FTP.

This was just something I was trying out. So I decided to delete the FTP user folder. When I did this I fully expected that if I launched the Pure FTP program again using the same settings it would once again tell me I needed a user called FTP since I had deleted the FTP folder, it did not.

So my question is when I deleted this folder did I remove the user or is there something else I have to do to remove the user?

If I did remove the user why did the program not want to recreate the user again?

Please note again I am fairly new and just learning so unlike the other OS I use that I can work in my sleep I need baby steps here.

Thanks for understanding.

PS Since I had backed up my pup save file I just recovered an older file to make sure I did not have any issues but would still like to know how to undo what I did just in case I ever need to again in the future and don't happen to have access the the saved pup save at that time.

Thanks
Blue
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2007, 21:57    Post subject:  

In a console try: deluser ftp

Then try PureFTPd again

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Bluedogruns


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2007, 05:29    Post subject:  

Thanks for your help. Your solution worked.

I am not sure exactly what happend because the first time I ran the command I got the following respondse,
User could not be removed from /etc/gshadow

So I ran the command again and got this response,
User could not be removed from /etc/passwd

Maybe that is what was suppose to happen but I just don't know for sure. In any case it did the trick. When I tried to run PureFTPd again it did state it needed to create the FTP user. So what ever happened it worked out.

I have tried many Linux distros over the past week. It may be because I am a casual Linux user and probably will not get enough time to learn it as well as I did Windows (my job depends on that) I maintain an 85 system network, but in the end of the 8 different versions I have tried Puppy seems to work out the best over all. Considering it can run totally in memory is an extra plus if I want to use it in a computer with one CD Rom and recover files from a crashed system.

Anyway looks like Puppy will stay with me so if you have any suggestions on a good information resource book or an all in one online file that I can use to learn more that would be great.

I only have one other issue and it is about wireless. I will make a new post for that.

Thanks again for your help.
Blue.
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