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User Profile Reset

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:22 pm
by saikai
I'm constantly encountering user profile resetting. Log file shows that there is problem opening the user profile during occurrence of this problem. Afterwards, users in User Setting erased with only "New User" account left, I need to re-configured all the user accounts to make the server work. Your assistance is highly needed.

Thanks.

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:04 pm
by Serin
Hello,


What version of Cerberus FTP Server are you running?

There are no known problems with the profile creation/saving/ or loading, but as a possible fix, try deleting your users.pro file in the Cerberus FTP Server directory. Do this while Cerberus is not running. Cerberus will create a new users.pro file the next time it is started.

Hopefully, this will resolve the problem. One other thing worth checking is that you don't have any odd permissions set on the directory Cerberus FTP Server is installed into. In other words, make sure Cerberus has full access to that directory.

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:40 pm
by saikai
I am using the latest beta version 3 updated from v2.16. What I have done before is save a copy of the users.pro and just overwrite when this resetting happens. But once in awhile I am encountering this problem.

Lately I've tried converting the users.pro read-only, however I am getting an error log of not being able to save the user file but the good thing is that the users are no longer deleted or reset.

The server is running as service with a power user or unlimited account normally logged-on. I am connected with a dynamic IP using DynDNS. It is installed in Windows XP SP1 (Internet Connection Firewall activated) machine with ProxyPlus server, Pc-cillin Internet Security and Spybot running.

I will try to post the log file that shows this error later.

Thanks.

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:42 am
by saikai
Here is the log I encountered during reset of users.pro:
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Profile Conversion Error
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Unable to convert old profile file. Conversion failed. Your version of Cerberus may be to old to convert the profiles file.
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Profile Load Error
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Unable to read users file. Obsolete version or unrecognized file format.
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Block list Load Error
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Unable to read block file. Obsolete version or unrecognized file format.
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 CPU: AMD ATHLON
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Number of Processors: 1
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Additional Info: Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Cerberus FTP Server started
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004 Local Host: saikai
Sat Jul 17 21:42:56 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004 Installed as a service - started from the SCM
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004 Local Interface 0 located at 192.168.1.4
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004 Listening on Port 21
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004 Local Interface 1 located at 192.168.0.1
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004 Listening on Port 21
Sat Jul 17 21:43:02 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:43:34 2004 Local Interface 2 located at 203.131.152.37
Sat Jul 17 21:43:34 2004 Listening on Port 21
Sat Jul 17 21:43:34 2004
Sat Jul 17 21:44:01 2004 Detected taskbar restart. Reinstalling taskbar icon
Sat Jul 17 23:00:30 2004 Shutting down local Interface 2 located at 203.131.152.37
Sat Jul 17 23:00:30 2004
Sat Jul 17 23:03:10 2004 Local Interface 3 located at 203.131.150.58
Sat Jul 17 23:03:10 2004 Listening on Port 21
Sat Jul 17 23:03:10 2004
Sun Jul 18 00:32:28 2004 The session is ending.
Sun Jul 18 00:32:28 2004 The system is shutting down. Shutting down the server.

And here is the log file after I converted the users.pro file into read-only:
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 CPU: AMD ATHLON
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Number of Processors: 1
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Additional Info: Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Cerberus FTP Server started
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Local Host: saikai
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Installed as a service - started from the SCM
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Local Interface 0 located at 192.168.1.4
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Listening on Port 21
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Local Interface 1 located at 192.168.0.1
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004 Listening on Port 21
Tue Aug 10 00:13:28 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:13:29 2004 Detected taskbar restart. Reinstalling taskbar icon
Tue Aug 10 00:14:04 2004 Local Interface 2 located at 203.131.153.18
Tue Aug 10 00:14:04 2004 Listening on Port 21
Tue Aug 10 00:14:04 2004
Tue Aug 10 00:44:55 2004 The session is ending.
Tue Aug 10 00:44:55 2004 The system is shutting down. Shutting down the server.
Tue Aug 10 00:44:55 2004 Profile Save Error
Tue Aug 10 00:44:55 2004 Unable to open Users file : Access is denied.

I hope this log would help. Thanks.

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:01 pm
by Serin
As specified, please delete your users.pro file and let Cerberus FTP Server re-create it automatically. I'm guessing your profile file somehow got corrupted before. If you keep copying over the old corrupt profile, you are probably going to keep seeing problems. You will have to re-add all of the old users, but it is the most likely sure way to fix the problem.

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:33 pm
by saikai
I did what you recommended and so far I have not encountered resetting of user profile. Thanks.