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Old 04-11-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question vsftp server shows some files not others

I've installed vsftp as ftp server on CentOS5. vsftpd.conf is unedited, works without change as it was installed (it's a private network on which I'm using anonymous ftp.)

For some reason vsftp will not serve some files which I downloaded from another system (using ftp.) The downloaded files simply don't show up at all if I come into vsftp via a browser, for example, and 'get' fails in a command-line ftp client. Other files originating from the local machine are served OK.

If I copy the downloaded file, vsftp shows the copy just fine but not the original; both files are in /var/ftp (the ftp server root.)

The downloaded file had group and owner as '65534' so I did chgrp/chown root, but that made no difference. Reboot makes no difference; restarting the client or using a different client machine makes no difference.

What am I missing or doing wrong? What doesn't vsftpd like about the downloaded files? This is happening on two separate machines, and I'm very puzzled.
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Since it's Centos I would suspect SELinux.
Have a look here for more details

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Thanks, SELinux was it. Your link gave me
setsebool -P allow_ftpd_full_access on

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Thanks, SELinux was it. Your link gave me
setsebool -P allow_ftpd_full_access on

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