My goal is to allow a LUM-enabled user to ftp files to their home directory
public_html and make that availabe as a website on the OES2/linux server.

I think that my first hurdle is to correct some problem with ldap. When I
try to login with ftp, I get this:

ftp> user .gan.empire.bc
331 User .gan.empire.bc OK. Password required
530 Authentication failed, sorry
Login failed.

The /var/log/messages shows:

Jul 22 15:27:20 empire pure-ftpd: pam_ldap: ldap_search_s No such object
Jul 22 15:27:20 empire pure-ftpd: (?@ [WARNING] Authentication
failed for user [.gan.empire.bc]

Where do I start?