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    vsftpd / tftp config

    My server is set up to allow local users access to their respective home directories.
    In addition to this I need to have an anonymous login w/ no password that chroot's to
    /home/foobar

    I have configured the server to allow anon access w/o passwd.
    When I go to log in I get the following error message:
    Code:
    ftp www.foobar.com
    Connected to www.foobar.com.
    220 (vsFTPd 2.2.0)
    Name (www.foobar.com:me): anonymous
    500 OOPS: cannot change directory:"/home/foobar"
    Login failed.
    by default what user does vsftpd use to log in?
    my thought is the user does not have the priv to be able to change to that directory, however I blasted the permissions away and was still unable to log in.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this resolved.





    here is my vsftpd file:
    Code:
    # config file /etc/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.
    #
    #
    # Run standalone?  vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
    # daemon started from an initscript.
    listen=YES
    #
    # Run standalone with IPv6?
    # Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
    # instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
    # exclusive.
    #listen_ipv6=YES
    #
    # Allow anonymous FTP? (Disabled by default)
    anonymous_enable=YES
    #
    #When enabled, this prevents vsftpd from asking for an anonymous password - the anonymous user will log straight in.
    #Default: NO
    no_anon_password=YES
    #
    #This option represents a directory which vsftpd will try to change into after an anonymous login. Failure is silently ignored.
    anon_root="/home/foobar"
    #
    # Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
    local_enable=YES
    #
    # Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
    write_enable=YES
    #
    # 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)
    #local_umask=022
    #
    # 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.
    #anon_upload_enable=YES
    #
    # Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
    # new directories.
    #anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
    #
    # Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
    # go into a certain directory.
    dirmessage_enable=YES
    #
    # If enabled, vsftpd will display directory listings with the time
    # in  your  local  time  zone.  The default is to display GMT. The
    # times returned by the MDTM FTP command are also affected by this
    # option.
    use_localtime=YES
    #
    # Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
    xferlog_enable=YES
    #
    # Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
    connect_from_port_20=YES
    #
    # 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!
    #chown_uploads=YES
    #chown_username=whoever
    #
    # You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
    # below.
    #xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
    #
    # If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format.
    # Note that the default log file location is /var/log/xferlog in this case.
    #xferlog_std_format=YES
    #
    # You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
    #idle_session_timeout=600
    #
    # You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
    #data_connection_timeout=120
    #
    # 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.
    #nopriv_user=ftpsecure
    #
    # 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.
    #async_abor_enable=YES
    #
    # 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 on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
    # attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
    # predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
    # raw file.
    # ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
    #ascii_upload_enable=YES
    #ascii_download_enable=YES
    #
    # 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.
    #deny_email_enable=YES
    # (default follows)
    #banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails
    #
    # You may restrict local users to their home directories.  See the FAQ for
    # the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
    # chroot_list_enable below.
    #chroot_local_user=YES
    #
    # 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().
    #chroot_local_user=YES
    #chroot_list_enable=YES
    # (default follows)
    #chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list
    #
    # 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.
    #ls_recurse_enable=YES
    #
    # Debian customization
    #
    # Some of vsftpd's settings don't fit the Debian filesystem layout by
    # default.  These settings are more Debian-friendly.
    #
    # This option should be the name of a directory which is empty.  Also, the
    # directory should not be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used
    # as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not require filesystem
    # access.
    secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd/empty
    #
    # This string is the name of the PAM service vsftpd will use.
    pam_service_name=vsftpd
    #
    # This option specifies the location of the RSA certificate to use for SSL
    # encrypted connections.
    rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem
    Last edited by PyrexKidd; June 4th, 2010 at 05:54 AM.

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    Re: vsftpd / tftp config

    Anonymous FTP connections use the ftp user, so make sure this user has the correct permissions.
    「明後日の夕方には帰ってるからね。」


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    Re: vsftpd / tftp config

    I deleted and re-added the ftp user. and then I added it to the ftp group and changed the permissions to a=wrx and changed the owner and group of that directory to ftp.

    I am still getting the 500 error.

    any other sugestions?
    Last edited by PyrexKidd; June 4th, 2010 at 06:47 AM.

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    Re: vsftpd / tftp config

    Code:
    anon_root="/home/foobar"
    No quotes:

    Code:
    anon_root=/home/foobar
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    Re: vsftpd / tftp config

    that did it. wow. wish I had seen that a week ago.

    Thanks A MILLION!!!!!!
    Last edited by PyrexKidd; June 4th, 2010 at 03:33 PM.

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    Question Re: vsftpd / tftp config

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachstelze View Post
    Code:
    anon_root="/home/foobar"
    No quotes:

    Code:
    anon_root=/home/foobar
    Hi,

    im having problems configuring vsftpd to support my cisco network infrastructure. the thing is that cisco routers and switches do not support authentication requests, they just need a plain ftp with write access to store backup configurations files and IOS images. also i want to be able to restore configs and IOS images but this is not a problem, tha thing is can i implement a vsftpd server on my management segment but with no login requirements? i know this defeats the purpose of a secure ftp but is there a way that i can implement this securely with vsftpd?

    would be much appreciated if you can help me with this.

    NL

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