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    Default vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    Hi, I have a problem with my VSFTP on Suse 10.2. I know that for some reason VSFTP was compiled with a switch set on 10.2 that gives it a maximum username of 32 characters. The problem is that some of my users names exceed this, leading to frustration all round.

    I'm looking for help (paid) for someone to re-compile VSFTP for me (needs to be on 10.2). I have had it outlined before now what is required to do this. But a this stage its beyond my technical limits (I'm relatively new to Linux admin, and I'm not from a programming background).

    So, can anyone out there help?

    CT

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    Is no-one able to help with this one?

    CT

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomas1970
    Is no-one able to help with this one?

    CT
    Hi
    I guess most people don't use 10.2 since it's obsolete and/or use
    sftp/scp these days?

    Do you have a link as to what needs doing? Looking through the src rpm
    and changelog I can't seem to see where this limit has been introduced?
    It's not a pam thing?

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    If it were at least 10.3, somebody could build it in the Build Service.

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Looking through the src rpm
    and changelog I can't seem to see where this limit has been introduced?
    It's not a pam thing?
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=486524 says it's hard-coded into vsftpd.

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    So here is repository for 10.3:
    Index of /repositories/home:/ars3niy:/vsftpd/openSUSE_10.3
    Maybe it will work in 10.2. If it doesn't, download http://download.opensuse.org/reposit....7-4.1.src.rpm and do rpmbuild --rebuild vsftpd-2.0.7-4.1.src.rpm in console. Or just update to 10.3 .

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    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    Hi Thanks for the help. Yep, I am using 10.2 as its being used on a remote server. I'm not sure about the process for upgrading. But it seems like a major amount of work for what is my only major system issue. Everything else in 10.2 is working just fine.....

    How easy would it be to upgrade from 10.2 to 10.3 or even 11.0? I'm not sure whats involved, and how would I avoid it knocking out certain features I have already installed i.e. FTP servers, CRON etc?

    Cheers

    CT

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    JosephKK NNTP User

    Default Re: vsftpd Problem with Passwords

    On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:46:02 GMT, cthomas1970
    <cthomas1970@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Hi Thanks for the help. Yep, I am using 10.2 as its being used on a
    >remote server. I'm not sure about the process for upgrading. But it
    >seems like a major amount of work for what is my only major system
    >issue. Everything else in 10.2 is working just fine.....
    >
    >How easy would it be to upgrade from 10.2 to 10.3 or even 11.0? I'm not
    >sure whats involved, and how would I avoid it knocking out certain
    >features I have already installed i.e. FTP servers, CRON etc?
    >
    >Cheers
    >
    >CT


    I recently went from 10.2 to 10.3 on my production machine. (Includes
    physical access.) The usual multiple forms of backup caveats apply.
    Other than that it was reasonably straightforward. (only 1 unwind).
    Settings and home backups and clean install worked best for me, had to
    reinstall driver for 24 inch widescreen on radeon X1300. No server
    bits to mess with.

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