I am new to Linux and and trying very hard to get a FTP server to work. I followed the posted information for getting Pure-FTPd to work as they said anyone should have a running FTP server in 5 min. I have spent now more then 5 days now doing everything step by step and then over again from the posted information on their web site. I used package manager to download and install the application. I only need to have 1 account that is able to connect into a specified directory with user name/password using a standard FTP client. I have added permissions to all files folders no firewall no router but under no circumstance am I amble to connect. I always get the same message: (user name OK password failed unable to connect). If someone can please provide me with a step by step tutorial or directions on how to accomplish this I would be very grateful.