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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“sudo service vsftpd” returns “Unknown job: vsftpd” [closed]

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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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 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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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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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 full anonymous access

I'm runnning vsftpd on Raspberry Pi, Debian 7.0. I want to use it to do backups in my Home-LAN only, so security is not an issue (behind NAT/Firewall, only trusted users). I would like full access as ...
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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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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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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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dyanamically creating directories with pam_mkhomedir and mysql for vsftpd

I'm a Linux noob, so hopefully someone will be able to help me to get this up and running. I've installed vsftpd using the following instructions ...
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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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Set group ownership on FTP upload via an ACL

I am interested in setting an ACL which will chown all the files I upload through FTP to the www-data group. However, after performing chown -R user:www-data /var/www/website.com/public_html/ ...
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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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(vsftpd) uploaded file group

I'm creating an ftp server with vsftpd, and I've almost finished, the only thing remaining is when I upload a file (logged as an user U), the file belongs to a group which has the same name (so group ...
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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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How to configure SFTP so it behaves like ftp chrooting user to his home directory?

I have installed vsftpd utility on Fedora 10 to restrict users to their (chroot) home directories. It works fine when I use ftp prompt to connect. However it does not work when i connect using sftp. ...
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New local user can't login to vsftpd

I'm a bit puzzled with this one and could really use some help. We have a CentOS 6 box running VSFTPD as a dropbox for our customers. Each customer gets a local user and is chrooted to their home ...
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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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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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ftp user for root directories? [closed]

I am setting up my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I want to have an FTP access (I use vsftpd), mainly for my apache2 server, so I added a new user to the www-data group. I also set up the settings for ...
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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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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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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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How to install vsftpd package

I am having a rhel6 server i want to install vsftpd package from there to my client machine How to do this.
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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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Is it Safe to open port 35000:40000 for FTP data connections

I recently got hacked so im being careful when changing the settings in my CentOS 7 iptables. I just opened ports 35000 to 40000 for FTP PASV connection, will this represent any security risks?
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All files are not getting downloaded by SFTP script

I have a sftp file script with below details,my server folder like BCP11,BCP12,BCP13,BCP14.....BCPXX. In which BCPDUMP folder have files. Filename : file_sftp.sh #!/usr/bin/expect spawn sftp ...
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NFS + SFTP on the same directory - are there any pitfalls?

I currently have an SFTP (actually vsftpd) server I use for regular archives. The OS is Centos 7.0. While I used to use SFTP, I still could benefit from having an NFS connection to this server (rw). ...
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vsftpd: use Explicit SSL in a different port than unencrypted FTP

I've managed to run vsftpd with unencrypted FTP, Implicit SSL, and Explicit SSL. What I'm looking for is a way to run it with Explicit SSL, but have a separate port for SSL. For example: port 15000 ...
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SFTP server without root as owner of the user's folder?

I installed a SFTP server with SSH. But the chroot directory must be owned by root, then the user can't write on it. Is there any way to allow that user to write in its root directory? Thanks in ...
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FTP straight to directory, rather than making it relative to FTP users home directory?

I've set up an FTP server using vsftpd on a Centos 5.10 machine. This is my target directory on the server: /var/www/supercoolstuff I can connect from a Windows XP machine using WinSCP then ...
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Installing vsftpd - 500 OOPS: could not bind listening IPv4 socket?

I have to set up a FTP server on my machine. I have installed vsftpd using the command: sudo apt-get install vsftpd I then edited the configuration file vsftpd.conf in the location /etc. The file ...
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File permissions on uploaded files

This is hopefully a simple question. I have a VPS set up running LAMP and accepting FTP connections. the only problem with my setup at the moment seems to be that apache is denied access to uploaded ...
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Controlling ftp access with vsftpd

I'll preface this with the fact that I'm a bit of a newb with linux and especially with vsftpd. However, I had it set up such that I was able to upload files to a VPS I set up. The only problem is ...