vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux; it is the default FTP daemon for distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux amongst others.

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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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What is the package name to install pam-pwdfile via yum on Red Hat?

I am installing vsftpd and want to create virtual users. I want to have a file and add users to it via htpasswd and use it for authentication.
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Directory and file permission on ftp upload

I have a basic linux server setup (setup locally on my network with no outside access) and i wanted to FTP files to the /var/www directory. I have installed vsftpd and i have access to the server via ...
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Error 500: cannot change directory:/home/user/public_html, VSFTPD

I setup VSFTPD on my Ubuntu server 12.04, it worked very good. Until I tried to change the permissions of the user so the user couldn't go in the / directory and only in the directories inside ...
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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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VSFTPD: Using MySQL authenticated virtual users disables system users

I've set up virtual users paired with a SQL-configured pam file on CentOS, but logging in with system users no longer work. How would I make it so system users can still login when configured with ...
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s3fs-mounted S3 bucket shows bad filesizes

Background: I have an Amazon S3 bucket with data uploaded using the AWS web interface. Now I need to give permissions-based access to paths within my buckets to FTP users. To do this, I'm running ...
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VSFTPD (CentOS 5)

I can create (mkdir) folder & upload (put) file into "/home/my_ftp_folder" thru terminal, but I don't know why I can't remove folder, remove file I uploaded.
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SWATCH - what am I doing wrong?

What I want/need/desire is to log when a user logs into my FTP server. Problem: I can't make swatch work the way I should be able to. This data is logged to a file - but of course these logs are not ...
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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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Centos 6 vsftp server

I have installed vsftpd server in my centos 6 server. I created three users.first user can access the ftp server using his system password.All the users are in chroot_list. when the second user is ...
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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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Why does my ftp(e)s server fails like half of the time

I have this discussion at work regarding our ftp server running via vsftpd. Initially, we have opted to serve ftpes instead of sftp because this seemed the most flexible and straightforward solution ...
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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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freebsd/vsftpd: file size greater 64kb upload not completing

For very few customers, we are having problem in uploading any file greater then 64 kb. The server OS is FreeBSD running vsftpd over ssl. When we move these customers to a ftps server hosted on ...
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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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way to restrict FTPS ports on both sides of connection?

Is there a way to restrict FTPS ports on both the server & client side of the connection? I've already read this answer and I have vsftpd set to restrict passive port usage to a narrow range on ...
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How to enable VSFTPD only for specified ips?

I use VSFTPD (ubuntu server) do manage files on my dedicated server. For security reasons, I'd like to allow to connect use FTP only for couple specified ips. Is it possible to do? I was googling, but ...
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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 ...
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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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ftp/tcp server failing (looping)

I'm getting frequent errors in /var/log/messages and the ftp service is getting stopped and started over and over. I haven't got any clue behind this error message and what is happening during these ...
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vsftpd chroot_local_user error

When I set chroot_local_user to YES in the vsftpd configuration, I get this error in my ftp client: 220: (vsFTPd 2.3.5) Connected to 23.21.50.255. Cmd: AUTH TLS 234: Proceed with negotiation. Cmd: ...
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Installing RHEL/CentOS over FTP using kickstart

I have the following command to install CentOS using the virtual vsFTP server that I have at 192.168.122.1: virt-install --name kickstart.example.com --ram 768 \ --disk ...
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FTP proxy with SSL support

I have a bunch of LXC containers with vsftpd daemon installed on each. I would like to forward/proxy traffic from dom0 server port 21 to particular containers based on ftp user name e.g. ...
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Windows client can't connect to vsftpd server

I've a problem about vsftpd server. I've created an vsftpd server with implicit ssl. It works perfectly with filezilla client on ubuntu 10.04, but when I run with filezilla client on windows, it got ...
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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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sftp vs ftps, securing SSH and virtual users vsftpd

right now, i would like to encrypt data tranmission over ftp. I considered sftp and fpts. After reading the www, I concluded there is a general tendency to favor sftp over ftps (eg. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Howto downgrade vsftpd?

How can I downgrade vsftpd from the latest Ubuntu package (2.3.5) to version 2.3.2? I have tried to put this into /etc/apt/preferences file: Package: vsftpd Pin: version 2.3.2* Pin-Priority: 1001 ...
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Quotas in vsftpd on CentOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quotas in vsftpd? I need to configure vsftpd so each user in chroot_list has it's own specific quota, however after a fair bit of googling I failed to find anything, is ...
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vsftpd - trim password for white space

Is there anyway to set the password to be automatically trimmed on space at start/end when logging in via FTP? I have found that a lot of my clients are having problems when copy/pasting the ...
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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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vsftpd problems

I have created a user for vsftpd using adduser ftpuser -d /var/www and then I ftpd in using ftpuser. issue is that when I try to write to sub directories, it would not allow that how can I fix tht ...
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can't ssh from port 22 to example.com:8080

-I have opened port 8080 and I can access it with 192.168.1.40 and also no-ip domain -Installed vsftpd -Opened port 80,8080,20,21,22 and 11000-11100 However I can't ssh to it. I have another sever ...
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GRSEC Not allowing Active FTP on Privileged ports

I've been testing an issue with FTP Active transfers recently and I've narrowed down a problem. On my GRSEC enabled kernel, FTP Active transfers fail to establish on Privileged ports. Using identical ...
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vsftp change user ownership

In vsftpd, I would like to have user upload file directly to web directory(/var/www/site/) however, the web directory is owned by www user and group. I know there is chown_username and such thing ...
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vsftpd failures

We have a user who is connecting with an automated program to our vsftp daemon - every 3 minutes, sending us a batch of files (about 10 - 20 files). 99% of the time, this works great. Every once in ...
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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 - Linux (CentOS 5) - Making a single dir FTP root

I have a VPS running CentOS5 with Apache 2.2 and mySQL, as well as VSFTPD for ftp. The user liam is a system user. I want to make the /home/html directory the ftp root for the liam user, so that when ...
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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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Vsftpd: log failed login attempts

I am setting up fail2ban for various services. Ssh went smoothly, but I have had no success with vsftpd so far. The problem is, that I can't find a way to get failed login attempts to appear in the ...
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Permanent mount and bind on CentOS?

I have set up a CentOS 6.2 VirtualBox along with FTP and Apache root of /var/www/html/. By default, the user ftp account is set to /home/user_name/. However, I'm guessing it's common practice to ...
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Adding existing user to existing group and providing permissions

can someone shed some light on this issue I've set up and installed vsftpd. Created a user ftp-user and created a home directory, so they can log in, and just have access to drop their files here. ...
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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 ...