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The "Very Secure FTPD" is a *nix (Unix, Linux) FTP Server.

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Default vsftpd user

When I installed vsftpd to my server, it adds a default user called ftp, with a nologin shell. Can I use this user to FTP from my client? Or is it restricted to some internal use by vsftpd?
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vsftpd server settings

I need to show our auditors the FTP server settings in Ubuntu. They need to see the security settings such as SSH etc. What commands do I need to type in a terminal session please? Thank you. Mark E.
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Google Cloud Platform vsftpd

I've tried to connect to vsftpd via FileZilla on my external Google Cloud Platform IP and it's not connecting. Error: Could not connect to server I followed all tutorials on the internet and I'm ...
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vsftpd error 500 OOPS: SSL: cannot load RSA certificate

after upgrading Ubuntu from 16.04.7 to 20.04.2 when I start vsftpd service with ssl support i get the error 500 OOPS: SSL: cannot load RSA certificate this if the content of conf file (/etc/vsftpd....
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Permission problem when uploading file via FTP to Apache webserver

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-70-generic x86_64) and then the latest version of vsftpd as FTP server and the latest version of Apache2 as web server - by the latest I ...
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Configure vsftpd for secure file transfer

I set up the vsftpd server following instructions from web searches and this worked until I tried to secure it. I have checked all directory names and edited, uninstalled, reinstalled the server ...
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vsftpd could not open /etc/security

Cannot list the directory using winscp from windows 10. Same vsftpd.conf works on Ubuntu 16 with winscp. vsftpd[2371]: pam_unix(vsftpd:auth): Couldn't open /etc/securetty: No such file or directory /...
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vsftpd config problem

i've setup a ftp server for my webdev class i can login on local network, using internet sharing of my phone ( to test remote access ) , with a different user, using another computer ... but no one ...
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UFW stopping FTP directory list

I have multiple users for my vsftpd instance that users can connect to. User1 home directory: /ftp/user1 - works fine User2 home directory: /ftp/user2 - works fine User3 home directory: /ftp - works ...
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vsftpd fails to start on boot, but works afterward

Was having this issue for last two years, but still couldn't figure out why or find any working solution on google. // fresh boot jupiterbjy@jupiterbjy-lubuntu ~ # sudo systemctl status vsftpd ● ...
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How to setup vsftpd on an ubuntu image as non root?

I am trying to rebuild bogem/ftp to make the container run as non root. I created my own repo where you can find all the files. I build it locally: docker build -t bram_ftp:v0.4 . Sending build ...
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VSFTPD Can't transfer files, make directories, or change directories

I'm using FileZilla on Windows to connect to VSFTPD on Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS. I've tried literally every solution on this website. Some solutions allowed me to see only directories, some solutions ...
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I followed an FTP setup guide to try and setup FTP and now I have to enter my password for every file I want to access

Yesterday I tried to setup an FTP server and I almost got it but no luck. Now all my permissions are screwed up. Whenever I try to access my video files I am asked for password authentication for ...
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How to specify a chroot jail for anonymous users

I have setup a jail in /home/ftpjail and I want all anonymous ftp users to be in it. I've seen guides on how to place specific users on their own jails, but how do I specify a jail in vsftpd.conf to ...
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How can I install packages from unusual repositories?

I want vsftpd_3.0.3-3ubuntu2 It is a bit old but I can't upgrade any further, being on a 32 bits machine. This package is still available in many places. For example: https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/...
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Problem with FTP permissions

We have a folder named FTP. I created a group and gave it permissions like this sudo chown :group /ftp sudo chmod 755 /ftp and then grant that group to me and the other users. I don't know why, but ...
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Setup properly FTP permissions

So me and a friend have a folder called /ftp I used chown -R :owner /ftp chmod 770 -R /ftp to give the group owner permissions to that folder and then gave us the owner group. The problem is that if ...
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vsftpd Authenticating FTP server against Windows AD server not working

I'm new to Linux, and I'm trying to authenticate vsftpd server against my Active directory server. I have joined the domain successfully following this article: https://nerdonthestreet.com/wiki?find=...
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Problem with chown and vsftpd too slow

So me and a couple of friends have a ubuntu 20.04 server. We installed vsftpd to connect with filezilla and be able to upload and download files. After like 1 hour playing with the permissions to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 users won't chroot to their local home directory even though vsftpd.conf is good

I have several servers on Ubuntu 18.04 and I've already chrooted users to their home directory on 2 servers and it worked. I opened a third server and configured it the same but on this one the ...
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Allow vsftpd users to access other folders (write and read) instead of only their home folder

How can i allow a user to access other folders? Like, instead of /home/theiruser /root/etc and things like that. Or if that is mega insecure, allow a specific user access all the other users folder.
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Ubuntu vsftpd hide other folder and disable possibility to browse them

I'm relatively new to Linux. I am creating an SFTP server using vsftpd on ubuntu 20. I'm authenticating users with Active directory. The problem I have, is that even though the user land in their home ...
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How to disable TLS SSL in vsftpd only for a specific user?

I have added ssl_enable=YES to vsftpd.conf to enable secure connection as per this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-vsftpd-to-use-ssl-tls-on-an-ubuntu-vps ...
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Upload/create to a folder created from www-data user PHP via FTP user used for VSFTPD, Ubuntu

I have two users: www-data with a group www-data ftp_user used for VSFTPD to connect to the server with group www-data There is a folder owned by ftp_user:www-data for the FTP - ftp_folder with ...
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vsftpd with ubuntu 20.04 ftp home issue

I have install vsftpd on my ubuntu 20.04 server. I have two website on my server example.com (path - /var/www/example.com/public_html) demo.example.com (path - /var/www/demo.example.com/public_html) ...
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vsftpd - Can't login with a custom shell enabled

I set up vsftpd on my Ubuntu 20.04 server. Everything worked fine, I was even able to configure TLS. Now, I don't want the users to use SSH. I also disabled SFTP because of that. I don't want to ...
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Can't connect to Vsftpd Server - Passive reply with unroutable address

I have installed Vsftpd Server listening on port 21 in ubuntu server. I've forwarded a port in my router to forward external port 8500 to internal port 21 where my vsftpd server is listening on. ...
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What should I configure pasv_enable to in /etc/vsftpd.conf security wise?

I am not sure what to configure pasv_enable to in /etc/vsftpd.conf. I would like to know if passive mode or active mode is more secure. Some results from searching online say that active mode is more ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VSFTPD doesn't show files on connection

I'm currently setting up an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS, and I have many files that need to be transferred to this server. The server itself has an sFTP connection supported, but I find this connection too slow ...
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vsftpd utf8 support

I am on ubuntu 18.04.4. I set the config for vsftpd to use utf8 file system. I set dpkg-reconfigure locales to en_US.UTF-8. I check locales and it is working. I restart vsftpd and try to check the ftp ...
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my vsftp can't restart, vsftpd: must be started as root (see run_as_launching_user option)

I met a question, my vsftpd can't start, information as follows: guoyanzhang@debian:~$ sudo service vsftpd status ● vsftpd.service - vsftpd FTP server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd....
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VSFTPD 553 Could not create file. Error:Critical file transfer error

I have LAMP server with Ubuntu 18.04 i try grant access for ftpuser to the web folder example.com her is ls -l output dr-xr-xr-x 15 ftpuser ftpuser 4096 Jul 25 22:22 example.com and here is conf file:...
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Bash script (#!/bin/bash ) Permission Mistake (chown, chmod)

I hope someone can help. I am not a professional and do not work in the industry. My last two jobs were Naval Officer / Truck Driver. I love screwing around with tech. I am feeling confident in a ...
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vsftpd error with self-signed certificates in Ubuntu 20.04

I am setting up an FTP server and I need to use my own self-signed certificates for FTPS. When I configure vsftpd to use my self-signed certificates it fails to start. The exact same setup works ...
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SSSD Active Directory Integration with VSFTPD

My goal is to setup VSFTPD with AD authentication via SSSD. I ran through the article on Ubuntu's website here https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/service-sssd. I was able to join my domain, however ...
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vsftp - Limit connection speed for certain users

Is it possible to limit the download/upload speed on vsftp but only for certain users? For example if I had user1 and user2 I would like to limit user1 to 1024kbps and let user2 upload at unlimited ...
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VSFTPD fails to start

I have setup VSFTPD on a server with UBUNTU 18.04 on a server with both ipv4 and ipv6 support and the service is running as expected. I have then ported the same configuration to a server with only ...
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How to change default directory for a vsftpd to a virtualhost folder and restrict ssh to root users?

I have configured multiple virtual hosts in Apache. I am creating users with useradd <username>. I want to assign the directory of the virtual host to a specific user in vsftpd. For example, ...
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Disable ftp access by browser - vsftpd and ubuntu

I'm trying to disable browser ftp access via the url ftp://myip but I don't know how to do it. Can someone please help me?
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ftp user permissions for a directly folder Ubuntu 18.04 VSFTPD

I want to create an ftp newuser that will get access to another user (root). Example of root tree structure: root ├── Image ├── server │   ├── reamder.txt │   └── start-server │   ├── start.sh │   ...
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Changing vsftpd Default Location

I'm very new to ubuntu (and linux in general). I've followed guides to setup vsftpd server and managed to connect to it. I want to use the ftp server as a location where a cctv system can ...
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vsftp and ufw problem

I'd like to be able to activate ufw in order to protect my system, but every time I do, I can't send stuff to my system via vsftp. If I deactivate ufw everything works fine. If I activate it, I can ...
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VSFTPD connect from external IP

I have VSFTPD installed on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, cant connect from public IP. Here is my config: listen=YES listen_ipv6=NO anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES local_umask=022 ...
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Multiple users access to the same vsftpd chroot environment in server 18.04

I have three different users in a Ubuntu Server 18.04.4: ls -la /home total 28 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Mar 6 17:17 . drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Mar 4 15:...
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Making (server) directory public (http download)

tl;dr - How do I make a folder and its contents publicly readable? I've installed and set up vsftpd on my Ubuntu VPS. Didn't realise the original intent of FTP was that only other logged in users can ...
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Getting: 500 OOPS: vsftpd: error with vsftpd.conf file that used to work

I recently reinstalled Bionic at 18.04.4 because I was experiencing a lot of glitchy errors that were getting worse over time. I had upgraded (not reinstalled) from Xenial which was probably a ...
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VSFTPD server, free hosting?/ What next?

I've been trying to host a ftp server from vpftpd and ufw. I've setup a dynamic DNS, configured vpftpd from the conf file, which i can ping and run from my notebook and my android phone via termux. I'...
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How to create a unique user which the ftp server can use as a totally isolated unprivileged user - vsftpd?

Ubuntu 16.04 Bash 4.4.20 I would like to know the steps involved in creating a unique user which the ftp server can use as a totally isolated unprivileged user. NOTE: In the vsftpd.conf file, ...
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Cannot retrieve directory listing from vsftpd after enabling TLS

I set up vsftpd on an Ubuntu 16.04 server. I added a user, and gave him FTP access via a userlist and chrooted him to his home directory. It worked fine. To make the file transfer more secure I wanted ...
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vsftp specify root directory for anonymous login

I have installed the latest version of vsftpd on my system. I did enable anonymous login in /etc/vsftpd.conf: anonymous_enable=YES And I mapped the root directory to a folder of my choice, in this ...

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