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Old 12-01-2005, 10:05 PM   #1
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another vsftpd questions

Hi all
I am sure someone has answered this question somewhere, but i could not find after hours of search. may be i overlooked. i could not find the way to get anonynous/ftp user to log in to my vsftp. getting "USER ftp
500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable anonymous root". But I can log in as local user. What i really like to do is that

1. i like anonynous user to be able to log in, with password would be nice, without password is also ok
2. anyoynous user should be able to upload and download, but no modification to file/dir on server
3. how to specify local dir for ftp server, bucause i am not sure anon_root=blah/blah is intended for that.

I put config file here , i changed abit with guide vsftpd guide.

really appriciate for your help....

# Example vsftpd config file
# See man 5 vsftpd.conf for more information.
# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/net-ftp/vsftpd/files/vsftpd.conf,v 1.6 2005/08/03 09:38:31 uberlord Exp $

# Enable vsftpd to run as a standalone daemon
# Comment these two out to run under inetd or xinetd

# Allow anonymous FTP?

# 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.

# 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!
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.

# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format

# You may override where the log file goes if you like.

# 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 myFTP 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.

#download enabling

#no password for anonyous

#secure_chroot_dir This option should be the name of a directory which is empty. Also, the directory should no#t be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not requi#re filesystem access.

#ftp username

#anonynoum root dir
Old 12-29-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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First, do this:

chmod 555 /usr/share/empty

Then do this and post it:

ls -lA /var/ftp/pub/upload

Also, it looks like your config file may be messed up (it could just be the forum formatting, though). Check the secure_chroot_dir comment section; every comment line should start with a hash '#'.


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