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I'm running vsftpd using the Debian Lenny package. ftp:nogroup is the user/group that uploads files and owns uploaded files. However, a problem is arising - another process is also writing files to the FTP directory as myprocess:mygroup with restrictive file permissions, preventing vsftpd from overwriting the myprocess authored files. Is it possible to tell vsftpd to use a different user/group for uploading files? (preferably as myprocess:mygroup or ftp:mygroup)

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In your vsftpd.conf:

 chown_uploads=YES
 chown_username=ftp
 chown_upload_mode=640

For the group, use the set-user-ID bit on the incoming directory (chgrp mygroup incoming && chmod g+s incoming/)

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