Well, I got a permissions denied when I did the "echo vsftpd > /tmp/vsftpd.log" but not on the "cat /tmp/emptyconfig". I then did a "chown administrator /tmp/vsftpd.log" and tried the echo again. It was successful. Then I ran :
/usr/sbin/vsftpd -olisten_port=5555 -opasv_min_port=5556 -opasv_max_port=5557 -oport_enable=NO \
-olisten=true -orun_as_launching_user=true -oanon_world_readable_only=false -odual_log_enable=yes \
-olog_ftp_protocol=yes -ovsftpd_log_file=/tmp/vsftpd.log -oxferlog_file=/tmp/vsftpd.log -owrite_enable=true \
-oanon_upload_enable=true -oanon_mkdir_write_enable=true -oanon_other_write_enable=true -oseccomp_sandbox=no \
-olocal_enable=no /tmp/emptyconfig | tail -F /tmp/vsftpd.log
This was successful plus there was no delay. Only "problem" is that it does say, after the command is run, "500 OOPS: cannot read config file: tail". The only information in the vsftpd.log is the following:
That is all that is in there in the /tmp directory after connecting to the ftp with the anonymous access. There is nothing in the vsftpd.log file that was created in the directory that I ran the command in.