Anonymous upload to external NTFS harddrive with vsftpd
I'am trying to allow anonymous ftp users upload on my extrenal harddrive with vsftpd. I have mounted the external drive via /etc/fstab as you can see below. I have created a mount --bind link in my /pub/bambi to my external harddrive folder where I want the uploads. The external drive is NTFS by the way. The problem is when I connect with a ftp client, it can not follow the "mount --bind link" from the /pub/bambi dir to /media/Files_Ext/pub (CWD /var/ftp/pub/bambi -550 Failed to change directory). I have tried chmod -c 6666 on /pub/bambi. I can not write files to /media/Files_Ext/pub as soon as it is mounted as /var/ftp/pub/bambi when I am logged in as a usual user, but it is possible as root.
/dev/sda1 /media/Files_Ext ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0 #This works fine
/var/ftp/pub/bambi /media/Files_Ext/pub none rw,bind,umask=6666 #I have tried without umask and rw options as well as with umask=0000
ftpd_banner=Welcome to Conny's FTP service on BAMBI.
From the error is doesnt seem like the user "ftp" has permission to view the directory. Try changing ownership for the /var/ftp/pub/bambi folder to "ftp" and set permissions to 0644. Also you will want to add anon_upload_enable=YES to your vsftpd.conf so the anonymous user can upload files not just create folders (anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES).
Hope that helps.
It made the changes and it works great now!
Can you please post what the new fstab looks like
Hi. I got it working for me. Here are details:
I have an external NTFS Gigabyte drive that I called "Store01". This volume contains a directory called "/ftp". I want anonymous people to upload to what is seen thru FTP as "/ftp/pub", and I want this to actually be /ftp on my NTFS drive.
First, vsftpd wants the anonymous root directory to be owned by ftp:ftp
So, I looked in the user file to find the id for ftp:
Then I looked in the groups file to find the id for the ftp group:
Next, I looked to see what device name my NTFS volume has:
So, I created a mount point for it thus (I'm arbitrarily calling it "Store01":
Now I define a mount point I want to use as my anonymous root:
But /var/ftp/pub is writeable by vsftpd. It appears to anonymous users as a "pub" directory on the FTP site where they can write files.
So I add this line to /etc/fstab, which will point /var/ftp/pub (the anonymous writable directory) to the /ftp folder on my NTFS volume:
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