vsftpd on ubuntu after sudo apt-get install vsftpd Then did configuration as in the attached /etc/vsftpd.conf file. Anonymous ftp allows cd to the upload directly and allows put myfile.txt which gets created on the server but then the client hangs and never proceeds. The file on the server remains at 0 bytes.
Here's the folders and permissions:
root@support:/home/ftp# ls -ld . drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 22 00:00 . root@support:/home/ftp# ls -ld pub drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 21 23:59 pub root@support:/home/ftp# ls -ld pub/upload drwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 4096 Jun 22 00:06 pub/upload root@support:/home/ftp#
Here's the vsftpd.conf file:
root@support:/home/ftp# grep -v '#' /etc/vsftpd.conf listen=YES anonymous_enable=YES write_enable=YES anon_upload_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES xferlog_enable=YES anon_root=/home/ftp/pub/ connect_from_port_20=YES chown_uploads=YES chown_username=ftp nopriv_user=ftp secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd pam_service_name=vsftpd rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
Here's a file example that attempted to upload:
root@support:/home/ftp/pub/upload# ls -l total 0 -rw------- 1 ftp nogroup 0 Jun 22 00:06 build.out
This is the client attempting to upload...it is frozen at this point:
$ ftp 22.214.171.124 Connected to 126.96.36.199. 220 (vsFTPd 2.0.6) User (188.8.131.52:(none)): ftp 331 Please specify the password. Password: 230 Login successful. ftp> put build.out 200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV. 553 Could not create file. ftp> cd upload 250 Directory successfully changed. ftp> put build.out 200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV. 150 Ok to send data.
EDIT: It turns out that the ftp clients work from other systems running Linux. The error messages above only occur using ftp on a Windows 7 host using the command line ftp.
In fact, on the same Windows 7 machine, if you put the address into Windows Explorer, it works. It can copy and paste files and they appear on the server correctly uploaded.
So this problem only occurs on the Windows 7 command line ftp. NOTE: I double-checked that the firewall is entirely disabled on this machine.