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Well, the second post fixed my problem (that I have spent 3 hours on ARG!)
I actually had to download the vsftpd.conf file from ftp://vsftpd.beasts.org/users/cevans....3/vsftpd.conf
, and carefully modify it until I got it working. I have no idea what line made it work, all I know is that it works (yay).
This is one of the main reasons that Mac OS X is still the best. Just check a box and you are done