I have proftpd running with a mariadb (mysql) backend.
I have created a user
midas in the ftp database.
At the moment of first login, proftpd (running as user
proftpd and group
proftpd) creates a home directory for this user located at
This works fine, I see the directory being created:
[root@vps ftp]# ls -la total 24 drwxr-xr-x. 5 proftpd proftpd 4096 10 jul 19:19 . drwxr-xr-x. 22 root root 4096 10 jul 12:56 .. drwxrwxr-x. 2 proftpd proftpd 4096 10 jul 19:34 midas
On the client side, issueing the
put commando returns a
550: Permission denied
ftp> put ~/website.zip remotewebsite.zip local: /home/midas/website.zip remote: remotewebsite.zip 200 PORT command successful 550 remotewebsite.zip: Permission denied
To verify that I am in the correct directory, and that proftpd DOES have write access to this folder, I created an empty file
[proftpd@vps midas]$ touch somefile
--> returns no errors and shows up for my user
ftp> ls 200 PORT command successful 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list -rw-rw-r-- 1 1001 1001 0 Jul 10 17:48 somefile 226 Transfer complete
I am sure I'm missing some very basic understanding here, but I must confess this is the first time I'm working with virtual users. Any pointers towards a solution would be very much appreciated.