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I'm trying to set up an FTP server running vsftpd. (Normally we used SFTP, but in this instance we need to use regular FTP.) I have local_enable=YES set in vsftpd.conf so that users can access their own home directories. The problem is that /home is mounted from an NFS server, and vsftpd isn't playing well with NFS. The FTP login proceeds, and the user is authenticated, but the ftp session ends with:
I've done it with chroot_local_user enabled and disabled, and the same error occurs either way.
Just to see what would happen, I tried automounting /home instead of mounting it in /etc/fstab. In that case, the user is authenticated correctly as usual, /home/<username> is automounted, but the user still gets:
Got it! I set up a test RHEL 6 NFS server, and I could connect to that right out of the box. So then it became an exercise to see what was different between that and my existing RHEL 5 NFS server. To be honest, I'll admit I kind of lost track about which changes got it to work, so I'm still not sure what I did to get it working. But I suspect it one of the iptables settings in /etc/sysconfig/iptables. At any rate, it's working now. Thanks for all the help.