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Old 02-03-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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vsftp problem

hello all,

im tring to se up vsftpd i have gotten to the point were you can connect to the ftp server here at As you can see you can see the files on this page.

Now in the vsftpd.conf i have anonymous_enable=YES here is my config file

# Example config file /etc/vsftpd/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
# capabilities.
# 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.
# 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
# recommended!
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
# 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 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..
# 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 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().
# (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.

#enable for standalone mode

but even though i have anonymous_enable=YES you can see the files but cant download them dose neone have ne idea of what i am missing please HELP!
Old 02-03-2005, 02:21 AM   #2
Gaurav Wadhwa
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a) Please check whether you have assigned permission for
particular direcotry or not. If not, Try this command on the
particular directory that u want to see and download from :

chmod 660 <dir. name>

This command will make that directory read-wote able for users,

b) also make sure tio configure your Firewall to all FTP access both on server and client computer. To do this, try this command.

1. setup -> firewall configuration -> customize
2. from here, check FTP access.

c) alternatively, you can directly disable the firewall bu using "service iptables stop" command.

Hope this wil work.......
Old 02-03-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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nope did not work guys. Try to access the ftp server ( and tell me ne ideas becase you can see the files but u cant get them i disabled the firewall and i made sure that anyonce could access that folder. neone else got ne ideas on what the problem is.

Last edited by dsf767; 02-03-2005 at 02:58 AM.
Old 02-03-2005, 03:05 AM   #4
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alright I solved the problem it was the permission on the file that was wrong thanks a lot for the idea even though you thought it was the foder when u said that it made me think of the file itself i got working now and its all good thanks again

Last edited by dsf767; 02-03-2005 at 03:08 AM.


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