ftp problem

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by teves, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. teves

    teves Member


    I have installed a web server following the perfect setup howto for suse 10.1 and put ispconfig on it. I am using vsftpd as ftp server.
    Now my first page is online and I created a user. I can connect via ftp using that user, but I am not allowed to upload data. When I try so via ispconfig, I get the message: FTP: Failed to write Array/.htaccess

    When I try via Firefox and FireFTP, i get the output:
    200 Switching to Binary mode.
    227 Entering Passive Mode (xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx)
    STOR favicon.ico
    550 Permission denied.
    TYPE A
    200 Switching to ASCII mode.
    227 Entering Passive Mode (xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx)
    150 Here comes the directory listing.
    226 Directory send OK.
    (xxx is the server IP)

    It is obvious that I am missing privileges, but why? And what can I do about it? What is wrong here? Any ideas?

    Thank you!
    regards, Tom
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    ls -la /path/to/directory
    ? (Please replace /path/to/directory with your FTP directory.)
  3. teves

    teves Member


    this is the output you requested:
    (it's the directory web in the www.pagename.tld directory)

    drwxrwxr-x 4 web2_raji web2 4096 2006-11-15 15:05 .
    drwxr-xr-x 8 web2_raji web2 4096 2006-11-16 22:00 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 2 web2_raji web2 4096 2006-11-14 16:20 error
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 web2_raji web2 1289 2006-11-16 22:00 index.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 web2_raji web2 4096 2006-11-16 04:00 stats

    web2_raji is the user I used to log in via ftp.

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The permissions are ok. What's in /etc/vsftpd.conf?
  5. teves

    teves Member

    Hello Falko,

    the vsftpd.config file is rather large, so I cut out the most of the comments and the 'logging' part. Hope this is OK for you:

    # General Settings

    ftpd_banner="Willkommen beim xxxxxxxxxxxxxx !"


    # deny root access (edited by tom)



    # Transfer Settings


    The userlist pointed at by the config file just contains root at the moment.
    The confĂ­g file is pretty much the default config that comes with the installation. I did already suspect this file to be the problem, but I wasn't able to find the responsible line.

    regards, Tom
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think you should play around with these settings and see if this changes anything:

  7. teves

    teves Member


    thank you for your help, but in the meantime I found it out myself. I just needed to uncomment the line:


    It's pretty obvious, but I read a vsftp doc that made me believe that this command would allow anonymous writing on the server (which is correct, in some way).
    The whole truth is that it generally prevents/enables write commands for the whole ftp server (at least this is what I got from another doc.... :rolleyes: )

    So everything works for me just fine now.
    I wish to point out that ISPconfig is an extremely fine piece of software!

    thank you,
    regards, Tom

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