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    FTP Problems

    I set up an FTP server on an old intel box i had, i am running fedora core 4, im using vsftpd and I am trying to connect from my Power Mac G5, i can connect, but when i try to upload anything, it says remote mkdir failed Error -140 or cannot create file, im using transmit, and its just really frustrating me, i dunno what it can possibly be, i tried connecting as a user and it stills gives me the same error. Please help me.

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    Can you share your vsftpd.conf contents?
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    # Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
    # Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
    # Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
    # Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
    # if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
    # Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
    # has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
    # obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
    # Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
    # new directories.
    # Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
    # go into a certain directory.
    # Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
    # Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
    # If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
    # a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
    # recommended!
    # You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
    # below.
    # You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
    # You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
    # It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
    # ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
    # Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
    # recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
    # however, may confuse older FTP clients.
    # By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
    # the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
    # mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
    # Beware that turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
    # to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
    # ASCII mode.
    # These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
    # to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
    # without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
    # on the client anyway..
    # You may fully customise the login banner string:
    #ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
    # You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
    # useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
    # (default follows)
    # You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their #ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
    # You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
    # useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
    # (default follows)
    # You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
    # directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
    # users to NOT chroot().
    # (default follows)
    # You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
    # default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
    # sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
    # the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

    #enable for standalone mode

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    first thing you might want to do is shutdown your iptables, they are your ACL's on your system. with root type, service iptables stop.
    i had a simalur problem with not having permissions to upload to a folder, but i used the chmod command and it fixed it. try chmod 777 to the folder you want to upload to.

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    I noticed DownSetDana's conf file had a few "/" (forward slashes) where it should have had a few "_" (underscores) you may want to obtain a new one from or similar trust worthy site. That way you know what you have and animals can stay unharmed during the making.

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    Question Removing vsftpd


    Does anyone have any advise as to how to remove vsftpd? I downloaded the lates release off of Followed the install documentation, however I'm having issues connecting (I can't even connect as a local user); and I would like to try and install vsftpd using yum.

    But before I do the installation using yum I would like to remove any remains of the other vsftpd I downloaded. Unfortunately the site doesn't have any documentation on removals.


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