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Old 07-31-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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vsftpd.conf - 550 error need help

I installed vsftpd and added users and directory but I can just download from server and I can not upload.

If I want to upload it give me message 550 Can not create directory. I already set ftp folder to chmod 777

This is my vsftpd.config file, please if somebody can edit it to me. I want to make:

- anonymus should not be able to access server
- registered users should be able to upload, download and create directories
- users should see just ftp folder, not other folders of system
- a special user that can just upload and download without editind or deleting capability

# Example config file /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# capabilities.
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
# to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
# ASCII mode.
# These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

#enable for standalone mode
Old 08-02-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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can you connect (login) to server ?

You should try to connect from the server to the server

$ ftp localhost

With that we will see if the problem is a connection(firewall?) problem or a ftp error.
Old 08-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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I can connect and download files but can not upload even if shared folder is set to chmod 770!

I am running a serfer from account that does not belong to group of people who owe shared folder and maybe that could be a problem?
Old 08-03-2005, 12:10 AM   #4
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With vsftpd ownership does not really matter. Just the access rights (as you would expect them to). There IS a limitation on the top level of the shared folder. If I remember correctly, the user account that is running the vsftpd server must not have write access to the top level of the share. This is a limitation built into the program. Everything else is fair game.

Even so, I find it odd that it gives you read access anyway. This might not be your problem. I mention it in the off chance that I'm misremembering (and that it may help you).


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