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When trying to edit file/folder permissions via FTP I am getting the error:

505 Security server forbids SITE commands. Contact admin.

I am currently using VSFTPD with the config value chmod_enable=YES set.

I also tried using ProFTPD instead but I got the same error.

I have two servers that are setup in a similar environment and they both report the same error.

I am struggling to find anything for that error through google and with it being ftpd server independant I am thinking it must be a system setting or maybe something intercepting the FTP command before it even hits my server if possible?

Would appreciate any help as I am having to do CHMOD commands through shell at the moment which isn't great as I would rather not require everybody to login to SSH.

Thanks in advance.

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If two independent FTP daemons report the same error, the filesystem permissions for the FTP useraccount are insufficient to perform the chmod.

wat does ls -l /location/of/ftp/folder report ?

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code drwxr-xr-x 2 user group 4096 Feb 23 11:25 cache drwxr-xr-x 4 user group 4096 Feb 23 11:26 libs drwxrwxr-x 2 user group 4096 Feb 23 14:20 templates_c I can confirm the correct user permissions are set, and I can run the chmod command at command line level. I think an immediate work around is to implement SFTP rather than FTP at our end –  Adam Jessop Feb 23 '12 at 14:21

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