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    vsftp help 550 error conf? user?

    hey guys n gals,

    i cannot create a directory : error 550

    i cannot download from it : unknown error

    i cannot upload to it : 200 switching to binary
    227 entering passive mode (10,166,96,24,255,200)
    553 could not create file

    my conf file is as follows:

    # 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).
    # 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.
    # If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
    # 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 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

    i have created the group "ftpusers"

    made users "user" "user2" "user3"

    made each user directory :


    "chmod -R 755 /usr/ftp/user"
    "chmod -R 755 /usr/ftp/user2"
    "chmod -R 755 /usr/ftp/user3"

    also i have tried 775 and 777 all dir's and taking the -R out of both chmod and chown.

    "chown -R user.ftpusers /usr/ftp/user"
    "chown -R user2.ftpusers /usr/ftp/user2"
    "chown -R user3.ftpusers /usr/ftp/user3"

    can someone help me with this?

    many thanks

    Aaron J

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    Oct 2007

    User permissions and owner

    I had the same problem. The user on my www directory somehow changed to root. I changed the owner of the directory to my user account and everything worked fine after that.

    I did upgrade my Apache server while logged in as root. I'm guessing this is what changed the owner of the www directory.

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