I'm trying to set an FTP upload to a web root on Ubuntu 12.04 using vsftp. The user has a local account, username_ftp. I changed their home to their web root in /etc/passwd.
username_ftp:x:1004:1004:Users FTP Account,,,:/var/www/html/username:/bin/false
I am able to log in to the FTP server as this user, but I am unable to write. The permissions on the directory are as follows:
ls -lha /var/www/html/username/ total 8.0K drwxrwxr-x 2 username_ftp username_ftp 4.0K Jan 9 10:27 . drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4.0K Jan 7 20:38 ..
Any ideas why I am unable to upload files when logged in as this user? I believe I have all the necessary configuration options to allow writing from local users as filesystem permissions should allow.
local_enable=YES write_enable=YES chroot_local_users=NO