ProFTPd error

When I run the "Re-check and refresh configuration," the following error is displayed…

"An error was found in the ProFTPd configuration template : Unix user ftp in User directive does not exist. This must be fixed by editing the Default Settings on the Server Templates page."

… your system is not ready for use by Virtualmin.

Problem is, it isn’t obvious to me where to fix this on the Server Templated page. There is an area where you can configure “ProFTPd directives for new servers”, but I haven’t changed any of the text in that editable region.

Anyone know how to fix this?

I could reinstall from scratch (I haven’t added many domains yet), but I would rather figure some of this stuff out because down the road, it won’t be any too convenient to do a clean install.



Hey Larry,

Is this a Virtualmin Professional install? If so, there’s a bug that I need to fix.

If not, you have two choices:

Add a user named "ftp".


Change the user in the ProFTPd template to be nobody.

I would suggest the former. It is normally done by the ProFTPd RPM (or other) package, but if you installed from source, it would have to be done manually.

Anyway, I think that will do it…

I have this error, with professional installed