How is vsftp working

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by zarrelli, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. zarrelli

    zarrelli New Member


    I installed vsftpd for ISPConfig and I have some questions.

    I saw there are 3 vsftpd configuration file.

    One is the "classic" vsftpd.conf

    One is vsftpd_your_ip.conf

    One is vsftpd_127.0.0.1.conf

    Well. I have not the vsftpd_127.0.0.1

    If I undestand correctly, each on carries the configuration for the ip of the server which is related to. But what's the practical use that lead to have a configuration file? I think is for the web_ftp, but if it's so, what is required in that is not required for the external ip and viceversa?

    Second question: where is the home directory of the anonymous ftp user?

    Thank you a lot.

  2. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    open them and look what's different :)
    anonymouse home is i think at /home/ftp

    Be aware that vsftp support only 1 anonymouse account if i'm not mistaken..
  3. zarrelli

    zarrelli New Member

    Ahahahah, I opened them. Just wanted to know why they were made two and not 1, it's not clear.

    Vsftpd supports only 1 account per server. Proftpd one account per IP. Since I have 1 IP, they are the same for me. Moreover, Vsftp is faster and more reliable, in security, than Proftpd.

    Curious: I have no vsftp_127.0.0.1 and dont' see difference. Well, there's a difference: ftp on now works with anonymous and guest (giving chmod -R a-w /home/ftp), but ftp from outside on the public ip of the server does'nt give me anonymous access.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    ls -l /etc
    BTW, ISPConfig has much better support for ProFTPd than for vsftpd, so you should consider switching to ProFTPd.

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