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I have a Ubuntu 11.10 server setup with rackspace. Pretty basic setup LAMP, vsftp.

Create a new user for vsftp that can create files on the server perfectly fine.

But the files seem to be -rw------- when this user creates them, I'd like to see more of a -rw-r--r-- so that the files (.php files) can be served by Apache.

Where do I change this behaviour?

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You need to set the 'local_umask' option in vsftpd.conf (its default value is '077' IIRC, which you might want to change to '033' or '022').

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Thanks, nailed it! – nizzle Jan 22 '12 at 11:31

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