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How can I parallelise the upload of a directory by FTP?

I need to upload a directory with a rather complicated tree (lots of subdirectories, etc.) by FTP. I am unable to compress this directory, since I do not have any access to the destination apart from ...
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FTP and iptables. Connection fails but ports are open

I installed proftp on my machine. With iptables disabled I can connect to the machine, using ftp-client or telnet. With iptables connection fails - telnet says "Connection failed" # works telnet ...
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Reconfigure login through root ftp (lost ssh access)

My question is twofold. I need to somehow re-enable telnet and/or ssh in a device where I currently only have root ftp access. Also, if I am going about this wrong, please let me know. Details to ...
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vsftpd: 550 Failed to change directory

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. and ftp service I've installed vsftpd and it's working fine. But may I'm facing some user complexity. My system directory like: -/ --/home ----/rony --/vol When I list ...
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Downloading files over ssh based on a list of filenames

So here is what I have done already: I have a file called abc.txt which contains list of files. I am using abc.txt to move those files to a folder, tar that folder and finally I download the tar to ...
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vsftpd does not allow chrooted users write to directory

I installed vsftpd on ubuntu 12.04 and chrooted local users, in order not to let them see the other parts of system. but when a local user wants to login into ftp it gives out this error: 500 OOPS: ...
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Auto detect new files and upload them [closed]

I'm starting work on a new project and I need to know the feasibility of the end-result. I need a lot of things to happen automatically. Detect if a new file has been added to a folder Login to a ...
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Proftpd and Webmin - directory limits

I use proftpd and configure it via Webmin. I want to limit users access to certain directories Their homes /sample So I go to Files and Directories->Limit users to directories and option: Home ...
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How to keep ftp connection alive

Some ftp websites have a small time out value. When you do some other jobs, ftp connection dies and you should log in again. How can I keep my connection alive? Edit: It will be appreciated if ...
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Allowing rename but not moving to other directory

Users can upload/delete/rename files via vsftp server and everything works well except they can also move files across directories. Is it possible to allow renaming of files but disallow moving them ...
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How to make tar save the archive on a remote machine using sftp or ftp?

I would like to backup some of my very important data on a remote machine. Currently I'm just saving it to my local machine by using this command: tar -cvjf ~/backups/Backup.tar.bz2 ~/importantfiles/* ...
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Not able to deny selected local user to login ftp server

I added the below 2 lines in the end of the configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf so as to deny a local user named 'tentenths' from loggin in the ftp server. I restarted the vsftpd service after the ...
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ftp: in remote machine, file owner changes with the change in username used for logging in the remote machine

It was a wonder for me to see why the file owner changes when I log in the remote machine with different usernames. Please see: 1st I logged in a remote machine using username : peacenews. I entered ...
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* not interpreted in ftp, lftp?

I'd been seeing that * isn't interpreted on ftp or lftp. Suppose I want to change a directory from current to say ./japan In ftp> of lftp>, if I give: $ cd jap* it would show this error: No such ...
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FTP transfer: I can see files on remote machine, but remote user can't

I had to transfer a few videos and photoes on a FTP server. For that, the person on the remote machine gave me the IP address of that machine where I had to transfer. He told me to transfer by FTP. ...
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Not able to ftp remote server anonymously

I was not able to ftp to my remote server. I read Ubuntu doc to see how to resolve: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html Just now I installed vsftpd on my remote machine. Now ...
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Correct way of updating plugins for webapplications hosted on linux

I am developing a plugin for PrestaShop, it works but the issue is with its autoupdate. Sometimes it fails on customers server due to permissions issues. The plugin is downloaded as a zip(using php/...
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“lftp” login still possible for “/etc/pam.d/vsftpd” blocked users

I have a ftp server running on the machine 192.168.122.50 Below are the last three directives from /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file pam_service_name=vsftpd #userlist_enable=YES #userlist_deny=YES ...
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Some FTP clients timing out on data connection to Pure-FTPd

I'm trying to connect to a server via FTP and I'm having some problems. Server is a CentOS with Pure-FTPd. My usual client is lftp which on this server gets stuck at "Making data connection". All ...
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Linux shared FTP: one file must not be deleted

Two users: A1:x:1001:1002::/home/A1:/bin/sh A2:x:1002:1002::/home/A1:/bin/sh One group: A1:x:1002: FTP server: fresh install ProFTPd OS: fresh install Ubuntu Server 12.04 One folder (/home/A1) ...
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Failed updating posts on wordpress when use linux, but succeed on windows

I'm using Wordpress for blogging. And I use Windows 7 accompanied with Linux Mint on my PC. Recently I find that I can't update my posts on Wordpress when using Linux Mint. However, when I switch to ...
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vsFTPd Browser no Listing

I'm trying to access my ftp server through the browser but I am facing an issue. If I access it using Filezilla, I can see the directories fine. However using a browser I get no directory listing as ...
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hiding a php file/folder with php file from ftp user

Is it possible to hide the php files or hide a folder with php files from FTP user accessing? But the files can be executed on a webserver?
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Cent OS + VSFTP, 553 could not create file, how to allow uploading of files?

I have a ftp server running on Cent OS VM. the goal: public map can be seen by everyone (readonly for anonymous users, write for logged in users) upload map can only be seen by local users logged ...
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Carriage Return and Line Feed bit streams in a binary file during TFTP upload in ASCII mode

In case of TFTP, one can choose between "ASCII" or "octet" mode. As I have understood, 00001010(new-line) or 00001101(carriage return) bit streams in a binary file will get some sort of special ...
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How to ftp as root?

I can ftp to a linux server by doing ftp server But I can't do that with root. Need sftp or something or what?
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File uploads successfully however it is 0 bytes

I have an interesting problem where I have the ability to upload files, change permissions, download files using FTP on Cent OS. However, the interesting and annoying part is that the files are ...
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Right settings of vsftpd?

I installed vsftpd on Linux Mint, I changed some settings to the configuration file so it permits anonymous users, however I want to redirect them to a certain directory where they can upload files. I'...
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How to add FTP users to my CentOS VPS [closed]

I am running a CentOS VPS. Now I have installed an FTP server on the Server like this: yum install vsftpd And I have restarted the service as well. However, when I point my browser to: ftp://...
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VSFTPD Virtual User Group

Currently I have a Running vsftpd server in a Cent OS Machine with virtual users. Users are authenticated using MySQL. The users has all the permissions in their home directory and they are jailed ...
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Changing drives in FTP

I am using RHEL6 and I connect to FileZilla FTP Server in Windows 2008 Server which has more than 10 drives. I have access to all of them but for my user C:\ is Home Directory. I want to change to ...
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How to ensure FTPeS uses a secure connection?

From: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/FTPS Explicit: If a client does not request security, the FTPS server can either allow the client to continue insecure or refuse/limit the ...
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How Do I Block Read Access to a Symbolic Link?

I have this file structure: > APPLICATION 1 >> CONTROLLER (@JuniorProgrammers) >> MODELS (symlink to SHARED/MODELS) >> VIEWS (@Designers) > APPLICATION 2 >> CONTROLLER (@...
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How to check the Passive and Active FTP

How do I check which FTP (Passive or Active) is running? By default, passive FTP is running in linux, but how do I check?
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include a binded folder for each new users created

In a nutshell, my ftp server consists of 2 folders for each individual users. so john has this on his directory /home +/john +/pub <-- binded to /var/ftp +/private my public folder ...
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Is there any FileZilla Server alternative (GUI based) in Linux?

I'm wondering is there any alternative to FileZilla server in Linux? I'm looking for a server with GUI manager which offers nearly zero configuration so I can run and manage FileZilla server within ...
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Share a directory over FTP with chroot_local enabled

I'm using vsftpd. By default, when I create a user, they are jailed in their directory which is /home/user. I have enabled chroot_local_user=YES. On the other hand, I also wanted to create a shared ...
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Permissions for FTP directory: Inherit directory owner

I am making multiple folders for users (userA/, userB/, etc.) where anyone can create/read a file/folder in any directory (userC can make fileX inside userA/). However, only the directory's owner can ...
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pureftpd - login authentication failed

I am on openSUSE 10.2, using pure-ftpd v1.0.21 I've added new virtual user, but I cannot connect (password is ok) Output of verbose log: Apr 10 17:10:35 hostzzz pure-ftpd: (?@xxx.yyy.zzz.uuu) [INFO]...
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Checksum on Network drive is really slow

I want to check if a bunch of files have copied without problem to a network drive. I am not able to ssh to the network drive, but I am able to mount it using FTP. The number of files is about 220, ...
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How can I write ftp command for a file transfer from one server to other?

How can I write ftp command for a file transfer from one server to other with a simple script?
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Remote access SSH problem

I have been asked to setup a lab with 1 PC (fedora 18 OS) and 4 SGI (IRIX 6.5 OLD OS). I am using a switch to connect them to university's network, and I asked tech guys to assign static IPs to them. ...
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Easiest way to duplicate directory over FTP

I want to duplicate a directory on an FTP server I'm connected to from my Mac via the command-line Let's say I have file. I want to have files2 with all of file's subdirectories and files, in the ...
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Enable previous command cycling at ftp prompt

Currently on pressing arrow keys or Ctrl+P/N, I see characters like ftp> ^[[A ftp> ^[[B ftp> ^P ftp> ^N I would like to know, how to configure the ftp prompt so that I am able to view ...
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Ksh Script to ftp multiple directories simultaneously

I'm new to this site and i have this problem: I have a directory in unix with multiple directories in it. Each directory have around 5k files in it. So we are talking about 40k to 50k files. I need ...
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In FTP, can I specify a remote directory using `~username` syntax?

I know the ftp username, password, and directory of the source. I just want to download the whole thing to a new server. Simple download. The username is not root. So I wonder how I would specify ...
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vsftpd on Ubuntu not obeying filesystem permissions

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:...
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What is the use of literal command in ftp?

Browsing through FTP help (i.e. ftp> ?), showed me a command name literal, description of which is ftp> ? literal literal Send arbitrary ftp command I tried to do some trial and error,...
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proftpd does not change default group for new files

I am Trying to configure ProFTPd to change group for newly created files/directories. In my config I have this: <Directory /home/*> GroupOwner www </Directory> Which does not seem to ...
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unable to connect ftp in pasive mode

I'm try to connect to ftp which I've just configured but using FileZilla, I'm getting the following logs Status: Connecting to x.x.x.x:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome ...