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Thread: ubuntu lamp with proftp upload problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    ubuntu lamp with proftp upload problems

    Hello all.

    Ive looked up and down but i cant seem to find an answer to my question. Why cant i upload to my ftp site. I am running a lamp server and i installed proftp. i created users and groups. i tested my server and its working fine. but now when im working on dreamweaver to connect to my ftp... It connects fine i can download my files from the site but when i edit them and try to "put" them back. i get an error:

    index.html - error occurred - An FTP error occurred - cannot put index.html. Access denied. The file may not exist, or there could be a permission problem. Make sure you have proper authorization on the server and the server is properly configured.
    File activity incomplete. 1 file(s) or folder(s) were not completed.
    Files with errors: 1
    Finished: 1/26/2011 6:20 PM

    i think everything was setup properly.
    as for permissions problem ow can i change that.
    also im using webmin. can i do this from webmin?
    Is there supposed to be a port open on the firewall for uploads or does it use the standard 21 port
    any and all help would be appreciated because everything went smooth until this.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: ubuntu lamp with proftp upload problems

    Is your site in /var/www? Can you move it to home/www?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Re: ubuntu lamp with proftp upload problems

    Thank you so much for trying o help gordintoronto but i figured out my problem. It was all about chown. once i did this to my directory it worked perfecly.

    Apparently you need to do this to give that user rights or something to that effect. I'm still learning:

    sudo chown -R username:group /var/www

    that solved the problem and now i can upload.

    Thank you to "bmathis" here on ubuntu forums for that post.
    Here is the link to that post:


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