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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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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 ...
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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. vsftpd won't start with ssl_enable=YES What can I do about this? I thought there should some information ...
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cannot connect to ftp server from lan?

i am trying to make my ftp server accessible (for download only) by other computers on my LAN using anonymous user and without password, when i connect to it from the same pc using filezilla it works ...
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How to configure Web/FTP Server so that it downloads .sh files instead of showing its content

I have an FTP server (vsftpd) where there are many files of various types. Normally when you click on .tar.gz file in your browser, it starts downloading it. The problem is when user clicks on .sh ...
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Vsftpd virtual users hidden quota?

I have a problem with vsftpd on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I have configured vsftpd enabling virtual users, everything works fine until the size of the specific virtual users home dir reaches 40GB then I get ...
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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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Debian: sftp-server still running after removing vsftpd?

After i removed vsftpd from my new vserver with debian5, there is still some process called sftp-server running and managing ftp-connection. How can i turn that off? Where does it came from? ...
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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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Resources for setting up clustered FTP servers on CentOS?

Does anyone have any resources that can lead me to a how-to or at least more information on setting up clustered FTP servers on CentOS? I'm very new to servers in general (all I've done is set up a ...
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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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How to set individual root folder for every ftp user other than home folder

Installed vsftpd server in Redhat Linux 5. Where, i want to give the ftp access for my developer other than home directory that is for example /var/www/ directory contains project data. Here, how ...
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Setting vsftpd to allow me uploading to /var/www, got 500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/root

I'm using an Amazon EC2 istance as developer and testing machine. Since i'm on windows i can't mount the virtual EBS volume for editing purposes. Too bad. For this reason i've installed and ...
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Automatically convert all file and folder names to lowercase and set permissions to 644 on upload with vsftpd

I'd like to have vsftpd convert all uploaded filenames matching /home/$USER/public_html/* to lowercase, and set the permissions to 644 upon upload. Is this possible and how can I do this?
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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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vsftpd not allowing local users to connect

I have CentOS running vsftpd but I am unable to connect using loccl users (local_enable=YES). If I set anonymous_enable=YES then it works just fine, but when I enter my user name and password (I don't ...
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Error installing vsftpd from Internet repository on Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu server. I am trying to install Vsftpd but it shows this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find package ...
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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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vsFTPd on Amazon Linux EC2 instance

Can anyone offer any suggestions. I have an Amazon EC2 instance running, based on the 64-bit Amazon Linux AMI. I've installed all updates using yum, and have installed PHP5.3 and the vsFTPd service. ...
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FTP disallow listing directory content , but allow uploading

I have one FTP account for customers and I want they upload files, but they should not see what already uploaded by other customers. Is that possible? If I will disaalow directory listing that will ...
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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 Ubuntu won't start on boot

I have a server running Ubuntu 11.04 Server and I have installed vsftpd (FTP). I am trying to get vsftpd to run on startup, but can't seem to configure it right. There is already an upstart vsftpd ...
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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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Why does Filezilla try to switch to passive mode on ports that are outside the range of my FTP server?

I have an OpenSuSE box running vsftp. It is behind a firewall at our hosting company. They control the firewall, I have no access to it. It has unrestricted access from our VPN via 10.x.x.x, and ...
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Connection refused after installing vsftp on Ubuntu 8.04 with fail2ban

I have been using an Ubuntu 8.04 server with fail2ban for a while now (12+ months) and using ftp over SSH without any problems. I have a new user that needs to put files onto the server from an IP ...
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How to own a folder and use by 3 users

3 users, 1 folder. Users: vsftpd (FTP server), bobmarley (normal user), www-data (Apache user) How to unite them and make so that each user can modify any of these user's data, without doing CHMOD ...
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Any alternatives to proftpd and vsftpd that is easier to configure?

I tried them both, I'm having troubles to configure them,so is there a third one that is easier to install and configure? I'm using centos 5 64 bit xen vps for example I'm following this tutorial, ...
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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: ...
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Does vsftpd requires apache to work?

My friend and I have two identical CentOS 5 VPSs from the same hosting provider, his using Apache and mine using Nginx. He followed this tutorial and vsftpd worked. He tried to install vsftpd on my ...