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I've just installed VSFTPD, which I always liked for its ease of use, but I can't find something... Can anyone give me instructions on how I can specify which IP addresses are allowed to connect?

Basically what I want as a result is this:

  • You can only login with the user robin, with the correct password.
  • You can read, but not write anything.
  • Only is allowed to connect.
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Edit your /etc/vsftpd.conf so it looks like this:

For allowing local users to log in:


For limiting the users logging in:


For only allowing users in userlist, instead of denying:


Defining the userlist file:

userlist_file= /etc/vsftpd.user_list

Add the 'robin' username to the /etc/vsftpd.user_list file.

Add the IP address to your /etc/hosts.allow file so it looks like:


Restart vsftpd and you should be good to go.

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Thanks, I'll try that out tomorrow :) – RobinJ May 5 '12 at 22:20
Sorry, I forgot to mark your answer as accepted >.< I've done so now. – RobinJ May 23 '12 at 13:27

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