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

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VSFTPD 3.03, Ubuntu 18.04, No Access via Browser

Good day I have a VPS running headless ubuntu 18.04, and vsftpd 3.03. There is one generic user. I connect via ip4. When I log in via filezilla, the system takes me straight to the home directory, ...
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VSFTP user login & activity monitoring

We have a linux box that is configured with vsftp for our ftp sessions. Unfortunately, for the last few days, we've found that files served by vsftpd have been lost (deleted). I would like to know: ...
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FTP Permissions in Linux (vsftpd)

Let's suppose I have a user called user1 and his home directory is on: /home/user1. All files on that directory need to be 750 (chmod -R 750 /home/user1). I installed vsftpd so I can manage my files ...
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vsftpd service does not start saying vsftpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDARGUMENT

I am configuring with Ansible a VM running Ubuntu to run this FTP server: vsftpd, however after the installation when I inspect the logs with journalctl -u vsftpd.service I see: Nov 20 17:49:58 my-vm ...
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vsftp server returning 500 Illegal PORT command when tried to run raw ftp commands in telnet

Currently, I am trying to run ftp commands from telnet client. I was successful with USER, PASS, PASV, LIST and when tried PORT vsftp server is throwing 500 Illegal PORT command. I am following the ...
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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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vsftpd: pam_userdb permission denied

I've been trying to set up VSFTPD on Centos 6.6 to allow virtual users. Below is my vsftpd.conf, which is configured to allow only virtual users in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd-virtual-user.db. listen=YES ...
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vsftpd: permit the user see only her/his home directory

I have just installed vsftpd and created a new user: sudo useradd new_user -m. Then I have uncommented the line below at /etc/vsftpd.conf: chroot_local_user=YES to permit the user to see (access) ...
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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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Job for vsftpd.service failed because the control process exited with error code

I can not restart the vsftpd. [root@localhost vsftpd]# service vsftpd restart Redirecting to /bin/systemctl restart vsftpd.service Job for vsftpd.service failed because the control process exited ...
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How to monitor file transfer(upload/download) speed of a file in vsftpd

I'm using vsftpd as the server in my Linux system. In other Linux system, I'm using curl as a client for uploading and downloading files. I am able to monitor the current file transfer rate at the ...
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Configuring FTP to allow specific user to do everything and other users to read-only

I have to create a new user for ftp ( vsftpd ), which I already did adduser ftp_user and make directory ftp itself mkdir -p /home/ftp/ Now here is the part I don't fully understand, ftp user needs to ...
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Ubuntu - VSFTPD configuration for FTP fails on restart

I need to set up a FTP server within my Ubuntu virtual box but im having problems within configuration of the config file within VSFTPD From online tutorials i keep seeing different options being ...
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vsftpd: 550 Permission denied trying to uploading/writing files

I've created a user jdoe and I wanted to map such a user to apache user. So everytime that I upload a file could be owned by apache. This is my /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file: listen=YES listen_ipv6=...
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Load testing vsftpd causing high CPU load from unix_chkpwd

I'm working on a proof of concept to replace a samba file share with vsftpd (over TLS). This is not a public file store, and so the need for security is essential. And clients will only write to this ...
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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 Limit user acess to specific folder only

In my application i have folder /LD and one user as test_user. I want to give access to user to only this /LD folder only. But when i try to connect through filezila ftp client then by defualt /LD is ...
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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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vsftp user authentication problems

I configured my ftp user's home dir to /var/www and set a password but I cannot login with ftp 127.0.0.1, it keep giving me 530 Login incorrect. Why is this? I'm sure I have typed the password right. ...
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Mounted hdd directory is not visible in the ftp client

I am running a vsftpd server in my Virtual Box Oracle Linux 8.1 pointing at location /home/ftpuser/ I have added an extra hdd with the mount point /home/ftpuser/mnthdd in my Virtual box. The issue ...
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Why can't I access to my ftp server with my local user account?

First of all I'm using Centos 6 server, putty and wordpress.org I followed the instructions from this link to set up vsftpd and ftp in centos server. For the vsftpd.conf file, these were the changes ...
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How to fix FTP permission issue?

Have set up an FTP server and user. but it seems I'm unable to upload or edit any file. Even though the user has filled 777 permission. I can't even upload files to the user's root folder. Server OS:...
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How to add a firewalld rich rule that will allow only 2 FTP connections per minute to the FTP server?

I have used following firewalld rich rule. But it is allowing me more than two FTP connections in a minute. I expected that it could allow only two connections. firewall-cmd --add-rich-rule='rule ...
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FTP timing out when enabling ufw

I created a FTP server using vsftpd. So far, I've got it working using plain FTP. My next goal is to setup SSL/TLS. I have the configuration ready in the config, but first I wanted to get the firewall ...
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“lftp” on RHEL6 fails to connect to vsftpd on RHEL7

I have configured vsftpd on RHEL7 and i am trying to transfer data to it using lftp from RHEL6. lftp seems to fail after sending the PASS command for anonymous login. ---> USER anonymous <--- ...
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Unable to transfer files (put) using ftp or filezilla from windows to ubuntu VM

I've setup a ubuntu 64 bit VM (16.04) using Oracle VirtualBox. Using ftp, I am able to connect to the VM. I am also able to list (ls) the contents of the folder. However I am unable to put files to ...
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How to limit a ftp user to only a given subdirectory?

I know this question is posted many times on StackExchange, but none of the solutions worked for me. I use vsftpd server on ubuntu and I want to restrict the access (read-only) for a user to a given ...
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vsftpd won't start: “systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDARGUMENT”

I have Rapsberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installation. uname reports version: [computer@computer001 ~]$ uname -a Linux computer001 3.18.3-3-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Mon Jan 26 20:10:28 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux ...
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VSFTPD Not listing all directories

I am running into an odd situation where through various FTP clients, VSFTPD does not seem to return all directories in the directory listing. You'll see here in the FTP client that the error, ...
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selinux blocking vsftpd directory listing

I am trying to get a better understanding of selinux and configuring a local ftp repository on Centos7. I installed vsftpd on my host. I created a repository on my host: /var/ftp/pub/centos7 EFI ...
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Linux - Jail users into their directories

I want to jail users to their directory in /home I tried to use vsftpd with settings: local_enable=YES chroot_local_user=YES But it doesnt work properly. Users still have access to directories ...
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Unable to access /root in CentOS server with ' VSFTPD'

I'm new to linux administration and am trying to configure vsftpd on my CentOS server to give me ftp access to the /root folder. Currently, I have access to folders in the parent directory, but not ...
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A program's output seems to be neither stdout nor stderr?

I got a program vsftpd which output doesn't seem to be either stdout or stderr (if that's even possible?) My terminal output is: ~# vsftpd 500 OOPS: SSL: cannot load RSA private key I tried to ...
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vsftpd - add a user with restriction to home directory without ssh access

I need to add a new user on my Ubuntu 18.04 server that can't login on a SSH terminal but has limited SFTP access to his home directory. Here's what I did: 1. I added the following line to /etc/...
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Curl FTPS error:1408F10B:SSL routines:ssl3_get_record:wrong version number

I've looked at the related issues but none of them solved my issue. I'm trying to transfer files via ftp using curl to a server in my dmz from an FTPS server on an EC2 server running vsftpd. $ curl ...
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How can I check currently installed and in use versions of SSL and TLS?

How can I check currently installed and in use versions of SSL and TLS? Strangely I couldn't find an answer online. Using Ubuntu 18.04. Edit: Thanks all! I am asking this as I have trouble connecting ...
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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 (localhost:...
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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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Unable to get vsftpd working with explicit SSL from FileZilla

I am running Debian Buster on my server, and after reading these instructions I have added the following lines to my vsftpd.conf: rsa_cert_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/***.com/fullchain.pem ...
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How to give and delimite rights for FTP Account in Centos 7

I installed my vsftp server with centos 7 without problem and I created two users (admin and user). Now each account should have a directory. rep_admin for the admin account and rep_user for the user ...
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vsftpd closes conntion with code 421 when listing directory content

I am currently struggling with some kind of connection problem with vsftpd. I am using an arch linux and have vsftpd version 3.0.3 installed. I don't use iptables or anything. When I connect to my ...
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Is setting CentOS user home-dir as NGINX server block root secure for vsftpd?

This is what I did: CentOS 6.2 server installed nginx installed vsftpd in vsftpd.conf I set chroot_local_user=YES created a new user "bleh" created directory /home/bleh/public_html/ in virtual.conf I ...
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How to give users acces to some other home directories

I'm configuring GNU/Linux users as users for a vsftpd FTP server and I have the following safety constraints: User foo can read and write in his home directory. User bar can read and write in his ...
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500 OOPS: chroot on vsftpd login

I'm aware this question has been asked a lot in the past, but my problem seems to be a bit different. I'm using vsftpd on my CentOS 7 server and I have specified chroot_local_user to YES in /etc/...
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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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How to enable logging (most verbose) for vsftpd?

I'm trying to enable logging for vsftpd so I can see uploads, downloads, and, more specifically, deletion of files; however, I haven't even been able to get normal logging working with a fresh install ...
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vsftpd include configuration from another file

I tried configuring vsftpd and was able to configure it successfully. Is there any option to "include" configuration from another file inside /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf? I tried looking at the man page ...
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VSFTPD FileZilla GnuTLS error -15 (unexpected TLS packet was received)

I set up two new CentOS 7 boxes simultaneously, so the configurations should be identical, just different ip addresses and host names. I installed VSFTPD and configured for passive ports. One box ...
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Centos: VSFTPD not Starting

I have a minimal install of Centos in VirtualBox. I want to run a ftp service to share files between the host and my VM, and then learn about ftp servers. I installed vsftpd and changed the vsftpd....
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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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