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I am trying to set up a VSFTPD server on Ubuntu 12.04, and followed the Server Guide provided by Ubuntu to setup an anonymous server, but I wanted to set up an authenticated server. So I first uncommented the local_login options and no avail. Then I followed a few howto's online, and had me add users, and groups, and then change permissions to the home folder. I am not trying to use the home folder, I am trying to use the /srv/ftp folder. I am not sure what to change in the howto's that I follow.
If anyone here has a simple user authenticated server config, please let me know. I would like to just use local user accounts and have them access the /srv/ftp folder.
I was able to get the VSFTPD server to allow anonymous connections, and i was able to give the user "ftp" a password and access it with Filezilla, but my user account on my server was not able to authenticate the VSFTPD.
i did a usermod -d /srv/ftp ftp. other than that, i am still not able to use my local account i use to login.
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# Run standalone? vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
# daemon started from an initscript.
# Run standalone with IPv6?
# Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
# instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# If enabled, vsftpd will display directory listings with the time
# in your local time zone. The default is to display GMT. The
# times returned by the MDTM FTP command are also affected by this
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format.
# Note that the default log file location is /var/log/xferlog in this case.
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may restrict local users to their home directories. See the FAQ for
# the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
# chroot_list_enable below.
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (Warning! chroot'ing can be very dangerous. If using chroot, make sure that
# the user does not have write access to the top level directory within the
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
# Some of vsftpd's settings don't fit the filesystem layout by
# This option should be the name of a directory which is empty. Also, the
# directory should not be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used
# as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not require filesystem
# This string is the name of the PAM service vsftpd will use.
# This option specifies the location of the RSA certificate to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
# Change FTP root
Maybe i didn't create my user correctly, or give the proper settings to the user? Its not that I'm using FileZilla, because when i try to access it through a web browser, it continuously asks for the username and password.
Last edited by Predatorian; 11-24-2012 at 12:29 PM.
I have to try to allow other users to log in, and access a specified directory, as stated above, hopefully the,
If anyone has any steps to follow while setting up a new user account to be used as a FTP account, please share. Also, I should be able to set up a group to be the owner of the file, and have users part of that group access the file, right?
Last edited by Predatorian; 12-04-2012 at 01:52 AM.
INSERT INTO accounts (username, pass) VALUES('testuser', PASSWORD('secret'));
in MySQL, i received this error:
error 1064 (42000): you have an error in your sql syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'PASSWORD('secret'))' at line 1
I received it with both using the ` and the '. same error. I'm not exactly sure what this means. I'm still reading around a bit. but just to let people know, this is where I have gotten to and stopped. I am reading the MySQL manual for the latest version.