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Old 11-30-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Problem configuring and connecting to vsftpd

Hi, I've installed vsftpd and as far as I can tell my configuration file is how I want it. However, when I connect to the server I receive errors like this:

USER jez

331 Please specify the password.
PASS xxxx
230 Login successful.

500 OOPS: cap_set_proc

215 UNIX Type: L8

500 OOPS: vsf_sysutil_recv_peek
Invalid response '5' received from server.
Disconnecting from site
I've searched for information on these errors but haven't been able to find anything of any help. Can anybody suggest what may be the problem here?

So you know, I have a router which is configured to forward port 21 to port 21 on my box here. That's all working fine and dandy. That's all I've done with it... Is there anything else that may need configuring on the router that I've missed?

Thanks very much for any help here.

Last edited by Khang; 11-30-2004 at 05:32 PM.
Old 12-01-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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One last try here...
Old 12-04-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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I don't use Debian, so I can only say that it looks like the server end is the problem. There is communication between the client and the server across the router, but the FTP service seems to be failing to read the user's home directory. Try looking at the server log to see if it says what is going wrong.

You can always connect to the FTP service with a command-line client whilst on the server itself, to prove that the same problem occurs when the network isn't involved (or not).

I suppose I ought to add the usual "use SSH, it's safer and less hassle" bit as well.

HTH (a little)
Old 01-13-2005, 04:54 AM   #5
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try this as root: modprobe capability


I had this problem too. Try typing this as root:

modprobe capability

It worked for me. Also remember to add it to /etc/modules so that that module loads when you reboot your server too.

Old 04-11-2006, 11:35 AM   #6
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I had this problem too since I had installed kernel 2.6.15

Thank you for the solution edwardvankuik it works fine now !




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