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Old 02-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Post Can read but not write to FTP folder

I have installed vsftd on my centos box. I then created a group called ftp-user and assigned appropriate permissions. I can browse the ftp folder from windows ftp client, but when I try to write to PUT I get "error 500 folder can not be created. try using pasv."
Trying locally I can again browse the DIR, but when I PUT I get "entering passive mode...file cannot be created".
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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ok fixed it

I was using chmod 750 to set permissions...according to my tutorial...using 770 instead solved the problem...does anyone know if that increases security risk...apologies for my ignorance.
Old 02-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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does anyone know if that increases security risk
It certainly does if you're allowing ftp access from the internet. Under any circumstances, I think it's better to avoid write access via ftp if possible.

I use ftp to move stuff around within my network all the time, but my router is blocking access from the net. When I want to move files, I go to the computer that has the files, as root ... move them to /home/ftp/pub (owner=root, mode=755), and kick off vsftpd. Then I go to the PC I want them on, start an ftp client and put them in whatever directory I want. Final step: Shut down both client and server.

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If it's within your own network, Samba might be something to take a look at.


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