`vsftpd` is a fast, stable GPL-licensed FTP server for Unix/Linux systems.

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VSFTPD uploaded file permissions

Let me first say that there are loads of topics regarding this, and I am sure i have seen them all by now. Still non of the solutions seem to help. I installed vsftpd. created a user ftp-data. Now I ...
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Issues with VSFTPD / FTP on Linux Ubuntu server - Steps for Troubleshooting?

I am dealing with an issue I am unclear on how to resolve and have been pulling my hair out for some time. I have been trying to configure an FTP user using the following (we use this same ...
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VSFTPD - FTP over TLS - Upload stops after exactly 82k?

I installed a VSFTP daemon on a CentOS server, using a RSA certificate for logging in using explicit TLS. Now, I cannot upload more than 82k. With files under that limit, there is no problem. The FTP ...
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VSFTPD says “500 OOPS: cannot change directory”

As soon as I login with my virtual users in ftp I get "cannot change directoy", I have the following configuration in vsftpd.conf. Please suggest listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES ...
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How to configure vsftpd to work with passive mode

Whenever I install vsftpd on centos, I only setup the jail environment for the users and rest is default configuration of vsftpd. I create user and try to connect with filezila ftp client but I could ...
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vsftpd and home directories of chrooted local users

NOTE: Users are chrooted and their local_root is set to /srv/ftp. Why vsftpd forces local chrooted users to have home directory? It will refuse to work if there is not any. And I've found the ...
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How does a vsftpd server work and how to configure it?

I was asked to configure a FTP server, based on the vsftpd package. The server is running on a remote machine to which I have a superuser privilege access. Being unfamiliar with the mechanics of FTP ...
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configuring vsftpd anonymous upload. Creates files but freezes at 0 bytes

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 ...
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Configuring vsftpd with nginx on ubuntu

I have vsftpd installed on Ubuntu 12.04LTS along with nginx, php, and sql on an Amazon ec2 instance. The web server is good to go, but I'm having trouble connecting to the FTP server. I'm not quite ...
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vsftpd: ECONNREFUSED with “allow_writeable_chroot=YES”

When setting up vsftpd I am trapped. When I leave the ftpuser's home directory without write permission I can login and all is fine despite the fact, that I cannot write (of course). When I add write ...
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UBUNTU: ftp-server cannot change directory when user logs in

I have set up a FTP-server (vsftpd) for only one client user (ftuser). This user should have access to the folder /srv/webroot/user. The folder /srv and all subfolders are owned by me. I am not in the ...
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vsftpd whitelisting

How do you whitelist IPs for the service to allow only certain subnets on? Do I use IPTables or is there an easier way like IPWrappers Do you have to register the service for it to work with ...
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vsftp hangs at “150 Here comes the directory listing.”

In a vsftpd server enviroment, shared various directories from nfs mountpoints, I can log in without problem, but when I send the first "ls", the vsftp give me the directory listing: lftp user1@10.10....
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vsftpd Hanging up on larger files

Having trouble with a newly setup server's ftp. Basically, I can ftp find with no errors, I have successfully sent over smaller files, but at about 80Kb+ the file won't send. First, any operations ...
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FTPS using Vsftp woes

I have some problems with Vstpd, and I don't know whether they are related or not. One problem is that FireFTP can't get past the directory listing phase - it just stucks there forever, no error ...
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Filezilla client and VSFTPD : GnuTLS error -12: A TLS fatal alert has been received

so right now i'am trying to configure vsftpd server for FTP(e)S. It seems i am encountering issues with different clients. Secure FTPD works fine for me. Filezilla not. The output from Filezilla ...
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Poor SSL performance with vsftpd

I'm trying to tweak vsftpd to achieve maximum performance for my usage: I have only one or two clients that connect to the server. File size is between ~15MB and 1GB. Typical transfer batch ...
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Setting up VSFTPD for upload access

I've been trying to configure my ftp server and end goal I want the following: -No anon read/write access. -A single user with read/write access for myself I've followed a tutorial to setup a pam ...
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vsftp login errors 530 login incorrect

Using Ubuntu 10.04 on an aws ec2 instance. I was happy just using ssh but then a wordpress plugin needs ftp access...I just need ftp access for one site www.sitebuilt.net which is in /home/sitebuil. ...
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VSFTP Config to send users to specific folders

I have approximately 30 users on a box. Those users are in overlapping groups(about 6-10 groups). I need them to be able to land in a specific folder based on their group assignment when they FTP in. ...
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Can't mv files between directories on vsftpd

I enabled this in vsftpd.conf chroot_local_user=YES chroot_list_enable=YES chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list user_config_dir=/etc/vsftpd_user_conf and here is the user ...
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vsftpd and apache web root directory ownership conflict

I have a CentOS server machine and i installed vsftpd server following this article : http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/centos-redhat-vsftpd-ftp-with-virtual-users.html I have created a virtual user but ...
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Why is the chroot_local_user of vsftpd insecure?

I'm setting up on my VPS a vsftpd, and i don't want users be allowed to leave they're ftp home directory. I'm using local_user ftp, not anonymous, so I added: chroot_local_user=YES I've read in ...
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Using FTPS (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL) with active ftp?

I am using vsftpd with active ftp. I have module "ip_conntrack_ftp" (in /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config) on and port 21 is open. Connecting with FTP works, but FTPS doesn't. I can login but get no ...
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FTP doesn't allow /usr/sbin/nologin user

I want to setup a ftp for couple of ftp-only users with vsftpd. I configured the FTP to enable local user access. It works fine. But once I edit the users' shell to /usr/sbin/nologin, it couldn't log ...
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Can I configure VSFTPD to listen only to localhost?

I have a legacy app that needs FTP and cannot do SFTP. My solution is: put an FTP server in place using VSFTPD configure the firewall to accept port 21 connections only from localhost Set up an SSH ...
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vsftpd won't start with ssl_enable=YES. Why or where can I find logs about why?

I just configured vsftpd but if try enable ssl in the config file, my server doesn't start. In other word, vsftpd won't start with ssl_enable=YES What can I do about this? I thought there should ...
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How to determine path to user log in FTP (VSFTP)?

How do I determine the path the user logs in on FTP (VSFTP)? The user should only be able to access a specific path via FTP. For example: The user can access only the path /var/lib/tomcat/webapps/...
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Ubuntu vsftpd server error: 500 OOPS: could not read chroot() list file:/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list

I configured an FTP server for Ubuntu using vsftpd. However, I can't access the server. Status: Connecting to IP Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 220 (vsFTPd ...
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vsftp “Access is denied” when writing as an authenticated user

I have set up vsftpd for private FTP. Only authenticated users in the ftp group can login. Also, every user is chrooted to its home directory (/home/username) chroot_local_user=YES I can log in, ...
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VSFTPD Unable to set write permissions on folder

I've just set up my first FTP server with VSFTPD on cent os . I can connect to it fine using a user in the group ftp-users but I get read only access . I've tried several different CHMOD codes on the ...
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vsftpd not allowing anonymous users to append to existing files (APPE)

I have a problem with vsftpd not allowing anonymous users to append to files that they have uploaded. Uploading files initially works perfectly file. Changing the permissions on the uploaded files ...
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vsftpd error: 500 OOPS: vsf_sysutil_bind

I'm trying to use Filezilla on Windows to connect to a linux ec2 instance running vsftpd 2.3.5 (have also tried 2.3.2 with identical results) but the server keeps responding with 500 OOPS: ...
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FTPS failing on LIST command with error;

The machine in question is running CentOS 5.7 and vsftpd-2.0.5-21.el5.x86_64. My client can connect to the server and interact with it normally over standard FTP. It can also connect via FTPS and ...
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Why can I only upload files via vsftpd if folders are chmod 777?

I have a problem with vsftpd on Debian: I can upload files if the chmod of all folders is 777, but with chmod 755. Please help. vsftpd.conf: local_umask=022 anon_umask=0755 file_open_mode=0755
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VSFTPD Config for Upload of Files

I have been trying to figure out how to allow users to upload to a directory with VSFTPD on an Apache2/Redhat5.5 server. I have been trying for hours to allow anonymous users to upload. Out of ...
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Setting up VSFTPD on AWS EC2 Instance

I'm trying to set up VSFTPD passive hosting on my EC2 instance. I ran through these instructions http://www.synergycode.com/knowledgebase/blog/item/ftp-server-on-amazon-ec2 . However, when I tried to ...
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create ftp user for vsftpd server to specific directory

I need to create ftp user for vsftpd server only to to be root as a specific directory (only to that account ) example /var/www/abc should be the /(root) to test_user
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Cannot read/write FTP directory vsftpd on centos 6.0 (empty folder)

I have Centos 6.0 and installed vsftp with YUM, I added a user with Webmin panel, set its home dir to "/var/www/html" and its shell to "/bin/sh", user id is 500, user group is same as name: "...
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Trying to understand symlink behavior with vsftpd

I recently moved my website to a CentOS 6 VPS (from a HyperVM-enabled CentOS 5 VPS). I set up vsftpd to handle our FTP needs. I created a local user for everyone who needs to use the FTP. For my ...
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VsFTPd - pam_mkhomedir

I am trying to set up a FTP server that authenticates against an LDAP server. This part is done and works. My server is VsFTPd on Ubuntu Server 11.04. But I have to create the home directories for my ...
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VsFTPd - LDAP - PAM

I am trying to configure a VsFTPd server to authenticate agains an LDAP server. It may be easy, but since it is the first time that I am using both LDAP and PAM, I have some difficulties. VsFTPd runs ...
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vsftpd listen on multiple listen_address but not on all

I'm looking for a way to configure vsftpd to use multiple listen_address IPs. I'm aware that if I set it to the default, it will listen on all available interface IPs, but that's not what I'm looking ...
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Configuring vsftpd

I am trying to configure an FTP server using vsftpd on my CentOS server. I have installed the FTP server using yum install vsftpd and followed: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/rhel-fedora-centos-vsftpd-...
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GnuTLS error -53: Error in the push function, using vsftpd

I am in the process of setting up my home FTP with virtual users on a CentOS 6.0. I am using the following guide. I was able to run the first script vsftpd_virtual_config_withTLS.sh successfully and ...
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How do I add a new user to vsftpd and let root access the FTP server?

How can I add a new vsftpd user on CentOS 5 ? I would like that user to default to a certain directory other than its own. Note that chroot is on. Should I do something like this? useradd vsftpuser1 -...
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VSFTPD - Change User Home Directory

I need to update a ftp user's home directory. Could I run the userdel command then re-add the user without losing the directory the user was attached to? Or is there another way to change the user's ...
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How to configure public-key authentication with vsftpd?

The documentation of vsftpd is quite good (https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd/vsftpd_conf.html), however I cannot find some details on how to use public key authentication. I know that I need ...
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Fail2Ban does not ban VSFTPD users

He guys, i run CentOS5.6 (final), and i just installed FAIL2BAN version (0.8.4-23.el5). I have set it up to ban SSH and VSFTPD attacks. As you can see here: http://pastebin.com/RLyzGgBe fail2ban has ...
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Increase download speed of ftp server

I have a VSFTPD server running in my machine. The download speed is about 30 KB/s, which is way less than my connection speed. I understand the upload speed of the server affects the download speed on ...