*nix Thread, vsftpd help in Technical; Hi all,
As some of you know (as you have helped me) I am looking at Ubuntu Server. I have ...
20th June 2008, 02:27 PM #1
As some of you know (as you have helped me) I am looking at Ubuntu Server. I have successfully set up a LAMP server, but wanted to put FTP on also - vsftpd.
The www dir is /var/www. I have created a group ftp-users and made the member 0001 a member. This group has chmod 750 over the www folder - root is owner.
When I try to ftp in, using 0001 and the password for that user I get a 500 error - cannot change home directory. A Google search showed many things, alot of which was for RedHat, but I just don't understand them.
Can anybody help translate this error into English and maybe suggest what the issue is? (I'm looking for you webman!)
20th June 2008, 03:45 PM #2
Does the users home directory exist?
20th June 2008, 04:00 PM #3
Yes, I manually created it.
20th June 2008, 04:05 PM #4
I find that proftpd "just works" straight after installing it. Ive not needed to look at any other.
20th June 2008, 04:29 PM #5
Installed it. Getting this error:
an't establish connection --> 10.33.225.237:21 @ Fri Jun 20 15:28:10 2008 (10054-38)
An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
I uninstalled the vsftpd before i installed proftpd.
20th June 2008, 04:44 PM #6
try testing it on the server thats running it
from command line:
see if that works
20th June 2008, 04:48 PM #7
ftp: connect: Connection refused
That appears after I enter ftp localhost - doesn't let me try user and password/
20th June 2008, 04:53 PM #8
have you started the proftpd service after installing it?
sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd start
20th June 2008, 04:55 PM #9
Yeah, tried that - came up with:
ProFTPd is started from inetd/xinetd.
Me being a novice didn't have a clue what that means.
20th June 2008, 05:00 PM #10
It means, ( I think ) that inetd/xinetd will start a new proftpd thread for each user
Have you got either inetd/xinetd installed?
I cant remember if it gets intstalled as part of the server installation
20th June 2008, 06:26 PM #11
cp /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf.sample /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
you might need to do that too
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