1.5.24 Odd ProFTPD Permission Listing Problem

Ronald Reed rreed@ops.sgp.arm.gov
Wed Apr 18 14:34:00 GMT 2007

Ok, I have figured it out and it was really simple. The admin account
owned the ftp directory. Once I switched the ownership of the directory
to the other user, the nlist command started to work. I find it strange
that the ls and dir commands would work, but not the nlist command. But
at least it is fixed now.

Thanks for the help.


On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 20:55, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Carlo Florendo wrote:
> <snip>
> > If that does not work, try running proftpd as power user.  Try looking
> > at /usr/share/doc/proftpd-<version>/ for additional documentation, or
> > scourge the web, on how to run proftpd as power user.
> <snip>
> I'd recommend against doing this unless the only user you plan to ftp in
> as is this same user.  On XP, SYSTEM is the right user to run the service as
> for general usage.  Of course, for debugging purposes, you can try anything
> you like to see if it sheds light on the problem.  But if it's a permission
> problem that's cleared up by running the service as a regular user, I can
> only surmise that the problem has to do with network shares.  If that's the
> case, and your cygcheck output doesn't hint that it is, see:
> <http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.using.shares>
Ronald Reed - RHCE, GCUX
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