hi,

i have just installed CentOS 5 and started the vsftpd service,
till here everyting is ok.
the problems is to connect this ftp from outside while every other network applications of this server works great (HTTP, SSH, Internet Access) this one make whird problems cause if i try to connect it with a new user that i created with a password that i defind for this user the ftp just pass the login section and then stuck till time out (if i will type a wrong password it will prompt about it).
i thought it maybe a networking problem because all the complicated work of ftp ports, but what made me think that every thing ok with my network and the problem is some setting of the ftp is the fact that in ANONYMOUS i am being able to connect perfectly and even downloade files.

So can some one please tell whats the problem with my settings? (i left all as default)


my conf file - vsftpd.conf
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# Example config file /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
#
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
#
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# capabilities.
#
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
anonymous_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
local_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
write_enable=YES
#
# 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)
local_umask=022
#
# 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.
anon_upload_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
#
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
dirmessage_enable=YES
#


###################################
#dual_log_enable=YES

log_ftp_protocol=YES

xferlog_std_format=NO

vsftpd_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log

xferlog_enable=YES

xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog


###################################
#syslog_enable=YES
#dual_log_enable=YES

#vsftpd_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log

# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.

#xferlog_enable=YES

#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
connect_from_port_20=YES
#
# 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!
#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever
#
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
#xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
#
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
#xferlog_std_format=YES
#
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
#idle_session_timeout=600
#
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
#data_connection_timeout=120
#
# 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.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure
#
# 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.
#async_abor_enable=YES
#
# 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 on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
#ascii_upload_enable=YES
#ascii_download_enable=YES
#
# 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.
#deny_email_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd/banned_emails
#
# 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().
#chroot_list_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd/chroot_list
#
# 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.
#ls_recurse_enable=YES
#
# When "listen" directive is enabled, vsftpd runs in standalone mode and
# listens on IPv4 sockets. This directive cannot be used in conjunction
# with the listen_ipv6 directive.
listen=YES
#
# This directive enables listening on IPv6 sockets. To listen on IPv4 and IPv6
# sockets, you must run two copies of vsftpd whith two configuration files.
# Make sure, that one of the listen options is commented !!
#listen_ipv6=YES

pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
tcp_wrappers=YES
chroot_local_user=YES

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this is my log file (vsftpd.log) after trying to connect with some user and with anonymouse user after it.
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Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13415] CONNECT: Client "192.168.2.100"
Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13415] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)"
Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13415] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "USER webmaster"
Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13415] [webmaster] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "331 Please specify the password."
Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13415] [webmaster] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "PASS <password>"
Sun Sep 2 05:09:25 2007 [pid 13414] [webmaster] OK LOGIN: Client "192.168.2.100"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13424] CONNECT: Client "192.168.2.100"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13424] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13424] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "USER anonymous"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13424] [anonymous] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "331 Please specify the password."
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13424] [anonymous] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "PASS <password>"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13423] [ftp] OK LOGIN: Client "192.168.2.100", anon password "jjj@jjj.com"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "230 Login successful."
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "SYST"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "215 UNIX Type: L8"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "FEAT"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "211-Features:"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " EPRT??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " EPSV??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " MDTM??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " PASV??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " REST STREAM??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " SIZE??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", " TVFS??"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "211 End"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "PWD"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "257 "/""
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "TYPE A"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "200 Switching to ASCII mode."
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "PORT 192,168,2,100,19,137"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV."
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP command: Client "192.168.2.100", "LIST"
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "150 Here comes the directory listing."
Sun Sep 2 05:11:48 2007 [pid 13425] [ftp] FTP response: Client "192.168.2.100", "226 Directory send OK."
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you can see that the log file ends in this line "OK LOGIN"

but in the client side its not continue to the dir list thing that not happens when i connect anonymously.







thanks
gTech