USER username (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/bin/false'


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USER username (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/bin/false'Last Modified: Jun 1, 2011, 1:12 pm
If you see this error when running proftpd in debug mode:

USER username (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/bin/false'

it would likely mean that /bin/false is not listed in your /etc/shells file.

For proftpd, it shouldn't even be checking this.  Ensure you've got:

RequireValidShell       no

set in your /etc/proftpd.conf file.

Else, manually add /bin/false to /etc/shells, but this isn't the best option.

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