View Full Version : [ubuntu] HELP-Can't Get VSFTPD to work with 9.10

September 24th, 2010, 04:40 PM
I am building a new server on Rackspace Cloud. When they create an instance, it is a raw install. I have several other instances running Ubuntu 10.04 with vsftpd running just fine. But I have an app that doesn't like php 5.3 so I created a new server instance with Ubuntu 9.1 and php 5.2.

Here is my problem... I install vsftpd EXACTLY the same way I've installed it dozens of times on Ubuntu 10.04. But when I try to access it, I get an ERROR 500 "vsftpd: cannot locate user specified in 'ftp_username':ftp. I'm SURE I'm using a valid username & password.

I've been trying to figure this out for several hours. PLEASE HELP!



September 24th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Ok, I figured out the problem. In the fresh Ubuntu installation with no user accts (besides root), I was adding the user acct "ftpadmin" before installing vsftpd. It didn't like that. When I installed vsftpd and THEN create the ftpadmin acct, it works.

At least it works on 10.04. I had other issues installed vsftpd on 9.1. I decided to go with 10.04 and downgrade php5.