I have created a VM on Windows Azure and running Ubuntu on that I have been able to successfully communicate using the http protocol on port 80

However, I am not able to make a successful FTP connection. Here is what I have done so

  • Created an End Point with both public and private port as 21
  • Installed vsftp on the server
  • Made the config changes in vsftpd.conf; local_enable=YES, write_enable=YES

Now when I try to make a normal FTP connection on Filezilla, I have and error which says500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_cmd

Can someone please let me know what I am missing

Help would be greatly appreciated Thanks


Try upgrading to the latest version or try the workaround here


I also get error when connecting to FTP:

500 OOPS: prctl PR_SET_SECCOMP failed
500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_cmd

The problem originates from FTP server vsftpd it self, so add this line to /etc/vsftpd.conf file:


and restart FTP server:

$sudo service vsftpd restart

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