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Limit FTP access only to the /var/www with vsftpd

I am running vsftpd as ftp server on my linux (rasbian), I log in to the machine as a root user. I would like to be still locked to using only /var/www, how can I configure vsftpd conf to accomplish ...
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Iptables to allow incoming FTP

I want to allow incoming FTP traffic. CentOS 5.4: This is my /etc/sysconfig/iptables file. # Generated by iptables-save v1.3.5 on Thu Oct 3 21:23:07 2013 *filter :INPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :FORWARD ...
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How to create a FTP user with specific /dir/ access only on a Centos / linux installation

So I'm on a VPS - CentOS Linux installation. I have vsFTPd on the server. I currently have SFTP access to the server via my root user, but am now trying to create a new user with FTP access to a ...
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Why does SCP hang on copying files larger than 1405 bytes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to copy a file from one of my local machines to a remote machine. Copying a file with size upto 1405 bytes works fine. When I try to scp a larger file, the file gets copied but the scp ...
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VSFTPD, 553 Could not create file. - permissions?

I've set up VSFTPD on Amazon EC2, with the Amazon Linux AMI. I created a user and can now succesfully connect via ftp. However, if I try to upload something I get the error message "553 Could not ...
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How to perform grep on FTP?

I tried searching for similar command in ncftp (actually this is the only terminal ftp client I used) and I didn't find it. What's the way (if possible at all) to use grep command on remote server, ...
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How can I create users with only remote ftp access on Linux server?

I'm running a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server and I want to create users who can only access the server from FTP. What I did so far is: Install vsftpd Create new user with default login shell set to /bin/...
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User can't touch -t

When SCP'ing to my Fedora server, a user keeps getting errors about not being able to modify file timestamps ("set time: operation not permitted"). The user is not the owner of the file, but we cannot ...
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Copy files without encryption (ssh) in local network

scp works well in all cases, but the Raspberry Pi is to weak to copy files efficiently in a secure environment (lan). The theoretically possible 6,75 MB/s via 54 Mbit wireless lan shrink down to about ...
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How do I use implicit FTP over TLS

using any FTP client (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and tried using lftp), I want to be able to make an implicit TLS connection on a FTP server, but I can't quite manage to successfully connect(All I get is : "'...
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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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in Bash, how to not include extra arguments in an alias?

I am trying to do something like alias ftp='echo do not use ftp. Use sftp instead.' just so that ftp will not be accidentally used. But I noticed that ftp abcd.com will cause the command to ...
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ftp and shebang

Is there a way to shebang-ify ftp and write small ftp scripts? For example: #!/usr/bin/ftp open 192.168.1.1 put *.gz quit Any thoughts?
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vsftpd fails pam authentication

Moving a tried-and-true vsftpd configuration onto a new server with Fedora 16, I ran into a problem. All seems to go as it should, but user authentication fails. I cannot find any entry in any log ...
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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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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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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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How can I create an SFTP user in CentOS?

I'd like to give temporary SFTP access to a support guy. How do I create an SFTP user? And how can I delete it once the job is done? Also, how do I specify a home directory for them? Can I prevent ...
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How can I download a file from a FTP server, then automatically delete it from the server once the download completes?

From the command line, I want to download a file from a FTP server. Once the download completes, I want the file to be deleted on the server. Is there any way to do this? Originally I considered wget,...
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Is there a way to write a script to do ftp login so I don't have to type things over and over again?

I am recently working extensively with a remote system via ftp connection, since the session time is so short that I have to re-login quite often when I finish my work on my local machine, so I need a ...
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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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How to specify username and password in ftp command?

I want to automate a call to ftp in a shell script. If I type $ftp somehost.domain.com I am prompted for a username and password. I want to give that username and password as part of the call to ...
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Restrict FTP user to a directory

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don't have a lot of knowledge about this sort of thing, and I've googled for hours, nothing worked. So on a Ubuntu 11.04 server, I want to restrict a user ...
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Search/grep ftp remote filenames

I have already seen How to perform GREP on FTP? - that question implies that a grep in the remote file contents is needed; and as such, the answer is that the ftp protocol does not support that (...
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Apache, Group Permissions and User Uploads

I have a folder named "digitalgoods" with the following ownership -- apache:apache residing outside of the htdocs folder and is therefore not accessible to the public. However I need the same folder ...
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Cannot FTP more than 5791 bytes

On my home Kubuntu 11.10 machine I have discovered that I cannot upload via FTP any single files that is larger than 5791 bytes. I have tried to two different FTP servers (not anonymous rather my ...
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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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File permissions issue with webserver and ftp server

I have a question concerning permissions. I'm running lighttpd and a ftp server. I want to add a ftp user that is able to upload files to /var/www, which then are viewable in a browser. What is ...
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Automate file transfer from Windows to Unix

I have the following situation: users update csv/txt files on daily basis on Windows. I use those flat files as input for my Oracle scripts which is on Unix. I need help on script/method of ...
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priv_sock_get_cmd error with vsftpd

I've installed vsftpd on my local system. When trying to connect to it using filezilla I get following error: Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 500 OOPS: ...
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How to override port settings when connecting to a public wifi?

I am connecting to a free public wifi, I want to connect or use other ports like FTP and SSH. What are the possibility to override it? In order to connect to the internet, They are requiring me to add ...
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vsftpd does not list content of a directory

I have set up a FTP server using vsftpd and enabled anonymous upload and download. The problem I have is that when I upload a directory it will be uploaded successfully (I can see it in server), but ...
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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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Speeding up Recursive FTP

I'm attempting to download a year's worth of data from an NOAA FTP Server using wget (or ncftpget). However, it takes way longer than it should due to FTP's overhead (I think). For instance, this ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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Why do I get kicked out of a FTP session once I run a command?

Why do I get kicked out of a FTP session once I run a command? It seems that once I successfully login into a server is get the following after running a command such as "ls" (I've enclosed the error ...
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CentOS 6 VSFTP 553 Could not create file

I installed vsftpd yesterday on CentOS 6, however didn't get a chance to test it today. When I went to upload a test file it's coming back and giving me this error: 553 Could not create file After ...
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How to check disk usage in ftp?

Is there a way to sum up the disk usage of a certain directory while in ftp? I was trying to create a script that will check what is the disk usage of the current directory and prints out the free ...
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Proper way to handle FTP over SSL with restrictive firewall rules?

Without SSL, FTP works fine over a stateful Firewall, like netfilter (iptables) + the nf_conntrack_ftp kernel module like this: # modprobe nf_conntrack_ftp # iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ...
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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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How to limit ftp speed

I have multiple users on a server. They upload and download their files through FTP. Sometimes some heavy transfer causes high load on the server. I am wondering, if there is any way to limit the ftp ...
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Installing vsftpd on Ubuntu - could not bind listening IPv4 socket?

For my network security class I have to set up an FTP server on a virtual machine. We are set up with 3 VM's - Gateway, Client, and Server. I have installed vsftpd using the command: sudo apt-get ...
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CentOS - how to install vsftpd for specific username to have specific directory access only?

I have VSFTPD installed in CentOS. Where i have one username "lesstrust1", when the user login i want the user only can upload/download to this path /var/www/html/oxwall $ yum install vsfptd $ ...
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I uninstalled vsftpd, but I can still connect with sftp

I installed vsftpd and was in the process of configuring it. When I sent the vsftpd server stop command: sudo service vsftpd stop I received: stop: Unknown instance So I went ahead and ...
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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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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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How to loop through each file in FTP directory using a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete the oldest file over FTP using CURL? I need to connect to a remote server using a bash script and then delete all files within the directory that are older ...
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Is there any ftp command to resume upload?

Oh! with my slow net connection, I am badly stuck. I was uploading a video file from local box to remote one via ftp. But net failed.I know there is a command named reget to resume download but Is ...
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How can I queue up an entire directory for FTP?

Currently I know how to do this: curl -T file.zip ftp://server.domain.com/ --user username:password Which will let me do a single file. However I can't figure out how to do it for a directory. I ...
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pure-ftpd floods /var/log/messages

My /var/log/messages is full of messages like: Jan 29 01:00:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] New connection from ::1 Jan 29 01:00:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] Logout. Jan 29 01:05:02 vm2147 ...