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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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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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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 successfully connect via ftp. However, if I try to upload something I get the error message "553 Could not ...
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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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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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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 to a FTP server, but I can't quite manage to successfully connect. All I am ...
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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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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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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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Uploading multiple files via FTP using curl

I'm trying to upload all the text files within the current folder via FTP to a server location using curl. I tried the following line: curl -T "{file1.txt, file2.txt}" ftp://XXX --user YYY where ...
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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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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 echo ...
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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 to specify username password for ftp

ftp ftp://bapte:b2p7Ua2@ftp.backupte4.rsyncbackup.info And I got ftp: ftp://bapte:b2p7Ua2@ftp.backupte4.rsyncbackup.info: Name or service not known I tried a bunch of different things. I looked at ...
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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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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 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 ftp....
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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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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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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 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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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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Scripting FTP transfers

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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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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Move a remote file at an FTP prompt

I don't think it's possible but still I would like to ask if there is any command to transfer a remote file from one directory to other at an FTP prompt. In more detail: I run ftp to a remote machine....
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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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Restrict FTP user to a directory

On a Ubuntu 11.04 server, I want to restrict a user to a specific directory (so he can't access the parents' directory) for FTP/ssh. I created the user with adduser username and changed the target ...
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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 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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Use configuration file for ftp with auto login enabled upon initial connection

I would like to so the same thing like in SSH where you can save the server in the config file. I would also like to save my username and password, so that it is not prompted each time I connect. I ...
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Why doesn't wget -r get all FTP subdirectories?

When I did the command : wget -r ftp://user:paswword@ftp.xxxx.ovh.net/ It's missing any sub-sub-directories. Does recursive FTP have a limit?
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Limit FTP connections by area

Is there any (simple) way to deny FTP connections based on the general physical location? I plan to use FTP as a simple cloud storage for me and my friends. I use an odroid c2 (similar to raspberry pi ...
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How to check if ftp is installed in a linux server

I just want to know if a FTP server is installed on my server. It is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Tikanga). I tried running the below command and got connection refused : $ ftp ...
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Why doesn't FTP work through my ssh tunnel?

Computer A (assumed that ip is 44.44.44.44)can ftp the host 130.89.148.12. ftp 130.89.148.12 Connected to 130.89.148.12. 220 ftp.debian.org FTP server Name (130.89.148.12:debian8): anonymous 331 ...
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How to get the timezone of a FTP server?

With lftp, when I do ls I get the listing of the files on the FTP server, with their date. However, the timezone is not displayed. On my local machine, I can do ls -l --time-style=full-iso to see ...
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allow access to a symlink when chrooted on the home directory

I have user that have a symlink to somewhere in the computer like this : # ls -ltr /home/guirec0 total 4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Jan 9 17:56 int -> /disk2/clients/optik/int drwxr-xr-x ...
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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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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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Is it possible to mount a subdirectory in ftp server via curlftpfs

Currently I'm running this command: curlftpfs user_name:password@hostname ~/mnt/sitename It mounts the contents of main ftp dir on server to ~/mnt/sitename. But on server I need to open public_html ...
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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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What are the dangers of having writable chroot directory for FTP?

People around the net are all yelling how insecure it is to have writable root FTP directory, if you configure your FTP server with the chroot option (vsftpd won't even run). I miss the explanation ...
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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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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 uninstalled ...
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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 ...