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Problems Downloading via VSFTP

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#1 Jizzler



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Posted 10 April 2003 - 05:14 PM

Humm where to start,

system specs:

Dual P166
130 Mb RAM
Multiple hard drives

Linux Redhat 8.0
FTP server = VSftp - no anonymous logon
also running Samba that connects up to a windows share for the FTP

i have two accounts that i have to logon to the FTP server, one is setup with their directory being the /var/ftp the other is ROOT. when i logon as my FTP user i can post file no problem, but when i go to download files i get the error of: "550 Failed to open file." BUT if i logon as root i can download just fine.

my guess right now is a permissions issue, but i don't know how to fix it.

Thanks for any assistance

#2 Josetann



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Posted 12 April 2003 - 12:44 PM

Probably is permissions problem, if you have direct access just login and as root try to chmod 755 the files in question...also try to chmod the parent directory. I've had a similar problem, but with apache, where it actually needs every parent directory to have read access, this may be partly your problem (so you would need to chmod 755 not only /var/ftp, but /var as well).

Let me know if that helps any.

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Posted 14 April 2003 - 09:39 AM


i was able to fix it by running chmod -R 7777 on the /var folder.

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