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Has anyone used Oliver Simple FTP before?

I've set everything up, managed to log in with my newly created ftp account. However, there is no directory listing. When I log in via filezilla for example, this does infact show. Anyone had a similar problem? Can't find any docs on this.. Cheers!


I've turned on all global variables in the config settings. When I log in, the syslog tells me:

oliver[29402]: OK: Logged in: user=ftpuser

But when I try to upload a file - nothing happens. Create a directory works! As I can see this via filezilla, but still no listing on OliverFTP. Also, there are no syslog's with this activity, so I'm not sure how to debug.

Edit> Found the answer:

$conf['ftp_passive'] = false;


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In your config.php, do you have $conf['enable_logging'] = true;?
What does it say in your syslog when you log in?

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Yes, this is enabled - I've updated my Question, if you have come accross a similar problem before. I'm using vsftpd by the way. – williamsowen Apr 23 '12 at 9:05
Check your webserver (apache, nginx, etc.) logs for permission errors. Also, make sure that the permissions on the ftp_cache folder allow the web server to write to it. – NathanG Apr 23 '12 at 21:53
Cheers for your help - setting the ftp_passive to false sorted it! – williamsowen Apr 24 '12 at 13:24

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