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uploaded file via filezilla to proftp server(on ubuntu 14.04 lts) but reported 550 error

550 download.html: Permission denied
Error:  Critical file transfer error

I try to set the directory to chmod 777

but error is same

ftp for download is OK

your comment welcome

  • What are you trying to do? 550 is http and not FTP... Did you upload a file via FTP that you can't download using HTTP? – Jan Sep 2 '14 at 17:28
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Exactly the same thing happened to me after upgrading from Precise Pangolin to Trusty Tahr. I investigated and it looks like /etc/vsftpd.conf, the FTP configuration file, was one of the configuration files amended during the upgrade. Specifically, this line:

write_enable=YES

which I had previously uncommented was now commented again. I uncommented it, restarted the FTP server (sudo restart vsftpd) and suddenly I could upload and amend file permissions again.

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