Regarding PROFTP problems, here is a new post: I have been following the thread posted by tarndt June 28th and I have tried most of the suggestions by falko. One of the interesting tests is to login through putty to ftp localhost. The usernames and passwords work, the same usernames and passwords work with web-FTP through ISPConfig. Unfortunately, when logging in using smart FTP get "login incorrect". Netstat -tap returns: tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN 22907/proftpd: (acc If I set the site to anonymous login, I can login with SmartFTP. The users are in /etc/passwd although there is also another file /etc/passwd- and the users are also in it. I have turned off the ISPConfig firewall as I have some rules that it cannot duplicate, but whethor it is on or off, same result. ISPconfig also has the FTP service enabled. I don't think there is a problem here, as it can connect anonymously. I have looked at proftp.conf and proftp_ispconfig.conf and compared them with another server that all of this works on, they look similar. So I am stumped, if there are any other suggestions, I would appreciate hearing them!