> Now, if you start ProFTPD under 'root', and you don't have "User" and
> "Group" statements in the server context, the server continues to run
> under 'root'.
> And 'root' can do anything, right? But, not here? Huh??

It's possible that in that situation, assuming you're running on Linux,
you are encountering mod_cap's restrictions:


To test this hypothesis, you could add:

CapabilitiesEngine off

to your proftpd.conf.


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