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 documentation on all servers)
Install FTP Server
- apt-get install vsftpd Enable local_enable and write_enable to YES
- and anonymous user to NO in /etc/vsftpd.conf restart - service vsftpd
- restart - to allow changes to take place
Add WordPress User for FTP access in WP Admin
Create a fake shell for the user add "usr/sbin/nologin" to the bottom of the /etc/shells file
Add a FTP user account
- useradd username -d /var/www/ -s /usr/sbin/nologin
- passwd username
add these lines to the bottom of /etc/vsftpd.conf
- userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd.userlist - userlist_enable=YES - userlist_deny=NO
Add username to the list at top of /etc/vsftpd.userlist
- restart vsftpd "service vsftpd restart"
- make sure firewall is open for ftp "ufw allow ftp" allow
- modify the /var/www directory for username "chown -R /var/www
I have also went through everything listed on this post and no luck. I am getting connection refused.
Sorry for the poor text formatting above. I think you get the idea. This is something we do over and over and for some reason it is not cooperating here.
Setup is Ubuntu 12.04LTS and VSFTPD v2.3.5