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    vsftpd + Permission denied problem

    I have a Centos 3.4 distro and tried to set up an ftp server.
    I have anonymous_enable=YES. When tried to access my server from Internet Explorer 6.0 (ftp://my_ip) the following message appears

    Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

    220 (vsFTPd 1.2.1)
    530 Permission denied

    My permissions are the following
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root /var/ftp
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root ftp /var/ftp/pub

    Does anyone have any clue?

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    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Seattle, Washington
    there is something goofy with this. I think if you want anonymous login you need to comment this out. There is a wierd comment in parethesis after this which leads me to believe this.
    I am not familiar with Centros but I think if you make a change to vsftpd.conf you need to restart the service.
    not sure how in Centos but in Fedora it is /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

    as far as the permissions you posted those don't make a difference as far as anonymous loging meaning you will have anonymous if you configure it right without changing the permissions.
    I have to remind you that anonymous ftp is very very dangerous. I am hoping you know how to secure your box. I suggest creating a user called ftp or something and only allowing people you know access to that account
    just a suggestion though.
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