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So I'm having some issues with vsftpd.

I need the webroot to be in /var/www/public because I have multiple users accessing it, so I can't put it in a users directory. Now that directory has "chown -R www-data:www-data" set and I've verified with ls -la, it's all owned by www-data.

Doing groups on the user that I'm FTP'ing with returns "username sudo www-data".

If i try to FTP with that user with basedir as /var/www/public it shoots me "No permission" in Dreamweaver and "Failed to change directory" in Cyberduck, which I assume is a permission problem as well.

How do I fix this? Again, user directory != an option.

Here are the permissions leading up to the folder:

/var - drwxr-xr-x   13 root root 4096 May  6 19:52 var

/var/www - drwxrwxr-x  4 www-data www-data 4096 May 19 20:01 www

/var/www/public - drwxrwxr-x 7 www-data www-data 4096 May 19 20:01 public

EDIT: I could fix this by using ProFTPd with root privs, that is pretty unsafe. I would reall appreciate a reply to make it work with vsftpd.

PS. Ubuntu 14.04, Apache2, VSFTPd

  • What are the permissions on the folder itself? – Andrew B May 19 '14 at 21:45
  • you should post the vsftpd log file by 'tail -f /var/log/xferlog' ,when you ftp to server. – 7rack May 21 '14 at 16:10
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Ensure that the permissions on /var /var/www and /var/www/public are set to allow suitable access to the user you are using.

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