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Old 01-29-2016, 07:11 AM   #1
Patric.F
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Proftpd: mkdir reports successful even if folder already exists


Hi,

I recently upgraded Debian to the latest 8.3 from 7.x.
Now when I logon to the ftp and try to create a folder that already exists I just get "Directory successfully created" when I expect it to give me an error that it already exists, as it did before the upgrade.

Does anyone know what's wrong here+
I tried to upgrade proftpd to the latest unstable just to see if it would fix it, but it didn't.

How do I fix this?
 
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Hi,

I recently upgraded Debian to the latest 8.3 from 7.x.
Now when I logon to the ftp and try to create a folder that already exists I just get "Directory successfully created" when I expect it to give me an error that it already exists, as it did before the upgrade.

Does anyone know what's wrong here+
I tried to upgrade proftpd to the latest unstable just to see if it would fix it, but it didn't.

How do I fix this?
Hi,

I've done some tests and looks like that this happens only if the directory is empty. If there are files in the directory, it reports that "File exists".
So I guess it's a bug (or a feature!) and you could notify the maintainers to take care of it.
In the meantime, you could use vsftpd that doesn't do that and IMO it's a better ftp server

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