View Full Version : [SOLVED] Vsftpd

November 20th, 2012, 01:39 PM
I am trying to set up an FTP server with virtual users.

I am currently following this tutorial (click here) (http://www.mmncs.com/2011/07/how-to-setup-an-ftp-server-with-virtual-usersno-accounts-using-vsftpd-on-ubuntu/2/), for VSFTPD
and I have encountered a problem with the "cat" command on the second page. I don't know what the "&gt" part is trying to do, I get a gt command not found error and I get a permission denied error...

cat /dev/null > /etc/pam.d/vsftpd

Can anyone help me?

November 20th, 2012, 07:11 PM
> is html code for
> you probably copied the command from a web page which converted > to >

November 22nd, 2012, 10:44 AM
thanks pkadeel, you are quite right!
">" is html for ">", this solved my problem

I had to sudo su to use cat for some reason though, sudo wasn't enough on its own...