VSFTPD ("Very Secure FTP Daemon") is an FTP server for Unix-like systems, including Linux.

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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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ls command in ftp> not working!

I was practicing ftp but faced an issue: ls command isn't working on ftp> . Why? I checked on 2 remote servers but ls didn't work on either and gave different output when ls was executed. Please see ...
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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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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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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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What is meant by “Unknown instance” when restarting a service?

I am trying to get vsftpd file server running on Ubuntu 13.10, I'm unable to connect to the server from another network, although this other network is connected to the server's network and ping is ...
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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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A secure way to confine FTP login users to a single directory

I needed to provide multiple users FTP logins, some able to write, some only to read, to a single FTP root directory. I very much wanted that they not see of the file system anything above that ...
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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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What are the settings to correct vsftpd “500 OOPS: cannot change directory” error?

My question is what settings do I need to change and/or commands to run to allow me to log into my vsftpd system? I am getting this error, when I login using ftp instead of sftp: Name ...
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getting 553 - cannot create file in vsftpd (ubuntu 12.04)

I'm trying to setup a ftp account for a user that has read/write access to one folder: /items/myuser I've set up the account with username 'myuser' in Linux with the adduser command. After that, I've ...
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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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Why can't anonymous users delete files via ftp?

I've created a new directory "uploads" in /var/ftp. The owner and group of this directory is "ftp" and the permissions are set to 777. Content of my vsftpd.conf file: anonymous_enable=YES ...
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Does vsftpd support plain FTP?

I have been able to set up a SFTP server using vsftpd on Ubuntu 14.04. However, I want to experiment with plain (unencrypted) FTP to see the unencrypted packets using wireshark. To set up the SFTP ...
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CentOS Local User not able to view directories/files via FTP login

Currently running CentOS 6.5 with vsftpd. As a newbie, I would like to explain my process and then have the proper process explained back to me from scratch which I believe will solve my issue. I am ...
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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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vsftpd - how to allow user to delete files added by another user/group

I have 2 CentOS servers, A and B A, our live server, has an instance of Apache Tomcat running, that downloads files from an external FTP server. After it has downloaded these files, it also copies ...
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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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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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“sudo service vsftpd” returns “Unknown job: vsftpd”

I installed vsftpd on ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to stop or restart vsftpd service this message showed and nothing happened in service status! root@ali-lap:/home/ali# service vsftpd restart stop: ...
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SELinux Write access for vsftpd and samba

This should be easy enough I think, but I'm new to SELinux. I have a CentOS 6 file server. I have some LVM file systems at /var/media and I want to use both Samba and FTP to share them with a Windows ...
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vsftpd: Passwordless authentication to different directory

I am configuring a vsftpd server and the requirements are: I need a user resourcesadmin with home directory /var/www/resources with password authentication and FTP with write access (already done) I ...
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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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Disable operations outside user's home directory with chroot jail?

I'm trying to restrict a user to a specific directory called gclegal using a chroot jail. I've uncommented the line in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file chroot_local_user=YES Created a new user called kg: ...
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How can I get vsftpd version into shell variable?

I want to get vsftpd version into shell variable. I can get it to console with ease: # vsftpd -version vsftpd: version 2.2.2 Also I can get a lot of other info into variable: # i=`bash --version ...
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Configure vsftpd allow access to mounted ISO file

I am having problems to allow anonymous FTP access to a directory that mounted a ISO file. No change to /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf RHEL 6.5 DVD ISO file saved to /var/ftp/pub/ISO/rhel6_5.iso ...
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vsftpd limit users to /home/user/minecraft

So using vsftpd I want to lock a user to /home/theirname/Minecraft. I can't change their home directory because a program I'm using(McMyAdmin) will try to reinstall itself but I don't want them having ...
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Configuring FTP server in redhat

I have installed vsftpd in redhat. Everything was file untill I fould that when I log into ftp server using: ftp localhost or fileZilla I get following errors: ERROR: - 500 OOPS: cannot change ...
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Jail only a specific user with vsftpd

I'm using both Redhat and CentOS. When I do followings: # vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf chroot_local_user=YES # service vsftpd restart Then all users are jailed in their home directory. How can I ...
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vsftpd with email notification

It would be good if vsftpd has some kind of features that will send email notification if there are some one who are attempting to connect on ftp server and/or getting a lot of permission denied ...
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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. ...
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Permisions overwritten when files are transfered via FTP. What to do?

Got my web server up and running using apache2 with the ability to ftp to /var/www folder. However, if I make an update to .html and copied over the file via ftp, the file's permisions become more ...
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Problems creating nested directories in VSFTP on CENTOS7

So here at work, I was asked to migrate some of our services from Windows to Linux using free software, including for proxy, DNS, and FTP. I was also asked to try to avoid GUIs, so I went for CentOS ...
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How can a permission a directory so that a user can list the contents, but cannot read them

I am setting up a vstpd FTP server where people can upload files to be processed. I want them to be able to write and see the list of files, but not actually download them. I'm using virtual users ...
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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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Absolutely cannot get FTP access after adding many rules to iptables in CentOS5

I'm a complete noob and am just having the worst time trying to get FTP access to the server. I want to keep the firewall enabled. Edit: Updated the iptables information. I have the following ...
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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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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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VSFTPD Home Directory CentOS 6 [duplicate]

I’ve installed vsftpd on my CentOS 6 server and it works fine. I’ve created a user and can connect to the server and edit files in that users home directory fine. However, I am trying to be able to ...
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Two vsftpd instances - check passive port on FTPS

I have configured VSFTPD in a CentOS machine to run on two instances, with vsftpd.conf and vsftpd2.conf. Here the content of the second conf file: anonymous_enable=NO chroot_list_enable=YES ...
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VSFTPD Configuration with Shared folder in Oracle Linux 6.5

I'm trying to configure VSFTPD, for each user to have a PublicFTP directory, since all users are chrooted, but they still need a central FTP dir. I've created this directory in each of the local ...
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VSFTP local user works, but PAM users Permission Denied

I am attempting to configure vsftp to use PAM to authenticate virtual users on my Arch server. It seems so straight forward, I must be missing something simple. Configuration local user virtualftp ...
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vsftpd: virtual user not able to upload file or create directory

I created 2 virtual users for ftp (vsftpd): bholu1 and bholu2 I wanted bholu1 to have write access, access to make directory and upload permission. For that I have set up the user bholu1 as below but ...
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vsftpd - ftp user cannot create folders

CentOS - I have created an ftp user that can log in remotely over the internet to the vsftpd server. Now I can log in via ftp, see all the directory listings (not limited/jailed) to any directory, ...
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vsftpd virtual user read permissions

I have a vsftp server that services a read-only public space by anonymous login. It works fine. I need to add a few specific users that will authenticate by username/password and they will have ...
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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. ...
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ftp server log to include more information

I am implementing the ftp server on linux box (fedora 11, vsftpd). Everything works good so far but i need Ftp server log files to contain transfer rate information. At the moment when I use "get " ...
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FTP Upload Hook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a command when a directory's contents are updated? I need to be notified and perform other tasks when a file is uploaded onto my server. Is there any ...
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set up a user and its root dir in vsftpd, in Ubuntu

I want to setup a www-data user for vsftpd and set its root dir to /somepath/www-data/project. How can I do this?