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Old 11-04-2003, 04:04 PM   #1
nuzzy
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vsFTPd local user can't create directories


Hi all,

I have my vsftpd.conf set up to only allow local users to log in to a specified root directory. They cannot upload or create files/folders in the directory however. I have "write_enable" set to "YES" so I'm not sure what is wrong.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Do they have correct unix permissions on that directory?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes - I even tested it with 777 to make sure it wan't that and I still cannot write to it
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
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can you post vsftpd.conf
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:52 PM   #5
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# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
#
# The default compiled in settings are very paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
#
# Allow anonymous FTP?
anonymous_enable=NO
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
local_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
write_enable=YES
#
# 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)
local_umask=022
#
# 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.
anon_upload_enable=NO
#
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
anon_mkdir_write_enable=NO
#
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
dirmessage_enable=YES
#
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
xferlog_enable=YES
#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
connect_from_port_20=YES
#
# 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
# recommended!
#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever
#
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
#xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
#
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
XFERLOG_std_format=YES
#
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
idle_session_timeout=300
#
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
#data_connection_timeout=120
#
# 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.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure
#
# 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.
#async_abor_enable=YES
#
# 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 turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
# to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
# ASCII mode.
# These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..
ascii_upload_enable=YES
ascii_download_enable=YES
#
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
ftpd_banner=Welcome to the Palm Andover FTP site.
#
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
#deny_email_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails
#
# 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().
#chroot_list_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list
chroot_local_user=YES
#
# 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.
#ls_recurse_enable=YES

pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
#enable for standalone mode
#listen=YES
tcp_wrappers=YES
local_root=/opt/ftp
 
Old 11-04-2003, 05:09 PM   #6
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Maybe http://www.markus-welsch.de/linux/services/ftp.html does help you :-)
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:00 PM   #7
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Perhaps it is because you have chroot_local_users and a local_root
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:41 AM   #8
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solved it...my FW was set for incoming FTP to be read only....
 
Old 06-26-2006, 04:06 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nuzzy
solved it...my FW was set for incoming FTP to be read only....
ok, i have exact same problem, please tell me exactly what you did to get it work ? ( i am a linux noob )

thanks
 
Old 06-26-2006, 05:02 AM   #10
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Problem solved !

All others who have same problem just simply disable SELinux !!!

by doing "setenforce 0"
You can enable it back with "setenforce 1"

now my vsftpd works as expected
 
Old 07-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
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Enable the write?

I resolved this on Ubuntu 11.04 (I think? kernel 2.6.35) be editing the /etc/vsftp.conf file and uncommenting out these two lines:
Code:
write_enable=YES
local_umask=022
And then restarted the VSFTP app:
Code:
shell#  /etc/init.d/vsftp restart
Tested successfully.
 
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