I know this question has been asked countless times already, but I feel like I've tried every possible solution and none seem to work.
Some articles I've read and tried to use:
vsftpd error 530 login incorrect occurs with valid credentials and the 5 articles that one links to. AskUbuntu - vsftpd 530 login incorrect and about 10 that offer the same solution. LinuxQuestions.org - vsftpd login incorrect
I used to have UFW enabled (with 20:22/tcp and 20000:20200/tcp allowed) for both active and passive FTP, but have at some point disabled the entire thing.
I tried using xinetd, but got it working just as well as vsftpd-standalone, with exception of errors '500 OOPS: run two copies of vsftpd for IPv4 and IPv6' and '500 OOPS: could not bind listening IPv4 socket'. However, after solving those two, the same problem (Error 530) occured.
My normal configuration file (/etc/vsftpd.conf) looks like this:
anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES xferlog_enable=YES connect_from_port_20=YES ftpd_banner=Welcome to the 'server name' FTP server. deny_email_enable=YES banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails chroot_local_user=NO chroot_list_enable=YES chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list secure_chroot_dir=/etc/vsftpdjail listen=YES #listen_ipv6=YES ssl_enable=YES force_local_logins_ssl=NO force_local_data_ssl=NO #ssl_tlsv1=YES #ssl_sslv2=NO #ssl_sslv3=NO rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/vsftpd.pem rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/certs/vsftpd.pem require_ssl_reuse=NO pasv_min_port=20000 pasv_max_port=20200 pasv_enable=YES pam_service_name=vsftpd
However, commenting everything from
deny_email_enable and downward (disabling passive, ssl and pam), with exception of 'listen=YES' doesn't yield other results.
vsftpd.service is enabled and started in systemctl
xinetd.service is disabled and stopped in systemctl (after some testing)
The PAM file (/etc/pam.d/vsftpd) contains:
#%PAM-1.0 auth required pam_listfile.so item=user sense=deny file=/etc/ftpusers onerr=succeed #@include common-account #@include common-session #@include common-auth auth required pam_shells.so
The files referred to DO exist and have the permissions: root:root 744
My user name is NOT in /etc/ftpusers
My user's login shell (/bin/bash) IS in /etc/shells
My user IS in /etc/passwd
Whenever I try to login I just get the same error over and over again:
Connecting to 192.168.178.49:21... Connection made, awaiting welcome message... Initializing TLS... Checking certificate... Established TLS-connection. USER username 331 Please specify the password. PASS ************ 530 Login incorrect. Fatal error: Can't connect to server.
'sudo netstat -tulpn' shows:
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:21 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 342/vsftpd
/var/log/vsftpd.log shows the same message over and over again:
CONNECT: Client "192.168.178.69" [username] FAIL LOGIN: Client "192.168.178.69"
without any further info. (Using the same login credentials as I use to login through SSH and locally on the server)
I am completely out of ideas, after having researched this issue for 6 continuous hours. So any help is appreaciated.
Also, system info:
Processor: 2xIntel Pentium G6950@2.800GHz (intel-ucode IS installed)
OS: Arch Linux 5.0.9-arch1-1-ARCH x86_64 (Up-to-date and installed today)
Internet both Server and Client: 1Gbps cat 5e cable directly to modem
No firewall on client or modem
Edit1: Edited typos in /etc/pam.d/vsftpd