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I am new at Linux administration. I created a new SSH user and password, and edited iptables to allow FTP access to my server. I am able to login with my user via FTP, however, when I try to upload files or create directories, I get "550 Permission Denied" errors. I am sure that it is similar a matter of permissions for my user account, but since I am new, I have no idea how to configure the permissions. Is there a certain config file that I need to edit?

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You should add what FTP server package you are using. –  Peter Eisentraut Jan 31 '10 at 6:46
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I was able to figure it out on my own. The problem was that I needed to add write_enable=YES to the vsftpd.conf file.

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You can check your own answer as "accepted", so other people looking for this same issue would benefit from your answer. –  GmonC Jan 31 '10 at 6:32
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