I've noticed that my problem is because for some reason vsftpd does not run. Even when I tell it to run via "service vsftpd start". It says the process is running on some PID, but when I check that PID nothing is running.
I'm trying to add FTP to my server. I would like only authenticated users to have ftp access. I also want to allow updating of files and not read only access. However for some reason things are not working. Please note, I will be adding the user "user_foobar". This is what I've done so far:
sudo apt-get install vsftpd sudo usermod -d /the/folder/that/ftp/should user_foobar
I've then updated the /etc/vsftpd.conf file with the following info:
local_enable=YES write_enable=YES chroot_list_enable=YES chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list
Lastly I then edited the file /etc/vsftpd.chroot_list to have the line:
However when I restart the service "service vsftpd restart" I get the following output:
stop: Unknown instance: vsftpd start/pre-start, process 8478
Also when I try and view the ftp site in Chrome by the following url,
Nothing is shown.