Hmm, http://www.proftpd.org/docs/howto/VirtualUsers.html szerint:
Question: What makes a user "virtual", then?
Answer: A virtual user is, quite simply, a user that is not defined in the system
/etc/passwd file. This file associates a user name, given by the system administrator, to a user ID (commonly shortened to UID) and a group ID (GID), among other details. The Unix kernel does not deal with users in terms of their user names; it only "knows" about UIDs and GIDs. This means that an application like
proftpd can look up the IDs to use for a given user name however it sees fit. Using
/etc/passwd is not strictly required.
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