Issue : “Not able to login to FTP accounts using root password”

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Not able to login to FTP accounts using root password


Issue :

Was able to login to all FTP accounts using the root password earlier but now it doesn’t seem to work. Where to check that?


Solution :
1) You Go to WHM >> Main >> Service Configuration >> FTP Server Configuration.


2) At the bottom of the page, you’ll find an option as ‘Allow Logins with Root Password’


3) Make sure that it is set to ‘Yes’ and Save the settings.
This should resolve the issue.

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How to Setup FTP with ProFTPD in Webmin

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Setup FTP with ProFTPD

FTP stands for file transfer protocol, and along with telnet and SMTP is one of the oldest protocols still in common use on the Internet. ProFTPD generally uses a single configuration file, found at /etc/proftpd.conf. This file is made up of directives, each of which usually occupies a single line and has a name and value.


How to Setup FTP with ProFTPD in Webmin
1) Login to webmin

http://xx.xx.xx.xx:10000 (may be https:// for Debian/Ubuntu system)

2) Access the Webmin Modules option via Webmin > Webmin Configuration

3) Select Standard module


4) Click the button on the right of that option

5) Choose: proftpd

6) Click Install Module

7) After installation, click Refresh Modules

8) Click Create a new user accessed via System > Users and Groups

9) Provide a username for what is to be your FTP account

10) Select Normal Password and provide a unique, complex password for the account.

11) Select a custom home directory.

12)  Otherwise choose Create home directory near the bottom of the options.

13) Select New Group with same name as user

14) Click Create





You should be able to access FTP with the username and password you selected, using your server’s IP address as the host.

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How to fix ftp connection time out error!

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How to fix ftp connection time out error!

Common errors when using FTP

When testing an FTP connection you may received of the following errors:

1) Socket Error # 11001, Host not found
2) Socket Error # 11004, Unable to connect
3) Socket Error # 10061, Connection refused
4) Socket Error # 10093
5) Socket Error # 10038
6) Socket Error # 10039
7) Socket Error # 10052
8) Unable to connect: Connection time out
9) Unable to connect. Not logged in
10) Unable to connect. Error connecting with SSL
11) Scan failed (-1): Read Timeout


How to resolve the error?
If you receive an “FTP connection timed out error while trying to access your account”, there are several reasons for that. Please, take a look at the Script :


!connection failed – connection timed out
!connectio:error 0
PORT xxx,xxx,x,x,x,xxx
500 Illegal PORT command
!Failed “port”
!Retrieve of folder listing failed (0)


1 : Login to the WHM==> FTP Server Selection

2 : Change the FTP server to Pure-FTPD ==> Save

3 : Now ssh into the server as root

4 : Open the pure-ftp conf file /etc/pure-ftpd.conf

5 : Find the FTP port no: used

6 : And find the “PassivePortRange

7 : Add the port range

for eg :

[bash][/bash]PassivePortRange 30000 40000[bash][/bash]

8 : Save and Quit

9 : Go to csf(firewall) config file

10 : Add the ftp port along with the passive port range

eg :

[bash][/bash]# Allow incoming TCP ports TCP_IN = “20,22,25,53,80,110,143,443,465,587,993,995,2001,2077,2078,2082,2083,2086,2087, 2095,2096,30000:40000″[bash][/bash]

11 : Restart csf & Pure-ftpd




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