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Old 10-06-2004, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question newbie with vsftpd questions

hi there, total newb to this stuff. got some time off this week, thought i might try setting up my ftp server.

using vsftp on rh9 fresh install. (so i haven't tinkered with it)

got it running, connects fine through router and all.

I have found a tutorial on creating users and placing them in a ftpusers group. their home dir is a new one i created called /ftpdocs

I gave the group chmod 750 to thier home dir (ftpdocs)

earlier this week i created a user via the users and groups manager from kde. i did not modify permissions with this user, a home dir was created and i accepted all defaults.

The users and the group i created today were created from an ssh session on another machine.
When i go to logon through ftp with one of these users i get an error that the server has terminated the connection. thats it.

When i go to logon to the user who i created earlier with all defaults i connect fine with no errors, i can read, write etc.

what am i missing. the /var/logs tell me only that the account that connected was successfull.

I have not modified the vsftpd.conf file other than uncommenting write_enable=YES
the following is also uncommented

Whats wrong?

I can paste my vsftpd.conf file if needed. oh and i have also verified that the user_lists are not containing any of these users.
I think it has someting to do with the default dir. Why isn't there an entry in the vsftpd.conf file for setting this?

Thanks for any help. but go easy on me.

Old 10-14-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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I had the same problem at one point. Once the user is successfully logged in the connection is established, when vsftp tries to put that user in their home directory and its not there or the permissions are wrong you get a quick disconnect. The ssh default is going to be "/home/username" unless you specified otherwise. So what is prolly going on is that when the "new" users log in they are going to a directory "/home/username" in which case I'm sure the proper permissions airn't set. I think you have to options:

1. Make sure your "new" users home directories are set to the "/ftpdocs" and not "/home/username".

2. Change the permissions on the "/home/username" directories.

Hope this was of some help any more questions just let me know I'll try to help. Also try this site out for some more helpfull tips


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