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Old 11-26-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question '553 Could not create file' in vsftpd FTP Server on CentOS 5

Hello all!

I'm fairly new in the Linux community and I'd like to apologize in advance in case I ask some pretty basic questions.

I'm setting up an FTP Server on a CentOS 5 box, using vsftpd.
I can have users log in and download files, but whenever I want to upload a file I get '553 Could not create file'.

Here is my vsftpd configuration file (without comments):
ftpd_banner=Welcome to KDTech's FTP Site.

Am I missing something?

Also, the vsftpd.log records the following information when I try to upload a file (NewText_SP.doc):

Sun Nov 25 05:19:32 2007 1 0 /home/ftp-docs/NewText_SP.doc b _ i r user1 ftp 0 * i

I have disabled SELinux too.

Any help will be much appreciated.
Old 11-26-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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Probably group ownership with write access to the directory they're trying to upload. Check that and retry. Are the users logging in as anonymous?
Old 11-26-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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Group ownership?

Hello trickykid, and thank you for your quick reply.
I think you are correct about the problem...
I've done the following regarding ownership, you can tell me if this is correct:

Created a user group and shared directory.
groupadd ftp-users
mkdir /home/ftp-docs

Made the directory accessible to the ftp-users group.
chmod 750 /home/ftp-docs
chown root:ftp-users /home/ftp-docs

Added users, and make their default directory /home/ftp-docs
useradd -g ftp-users -d /home/ftp-docs user1

Created user password
passwd user1

Here is my mistake (I think)!

Changed the permissions of the files in the /home/ftp-docs directory for read only access by the group
[root@bigboy tmp]# chown root:ftp-users /home/ftp-docs/*
[root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 740 /home/ftp-docs/*

What should I use here?

Last edited by Fabian10; 11-26-2007 at 06:06 PM.


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