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FTP error.

I am experimenting with setting up an FTP account so that hosting clients can log in to upload files to their site. I have installed VSFTP, created a group and user and assigned the user’s home directory to /home/name. When I try to FTP into the account using the username and password I get the following error:

Error -203: miscellaneous error occurred while trying to login to the host

Is this a problem with the VSFTP setup or with the why the user is set up in Apache? I changed the users home directory that I want them to have FTP access to using this command:

usermod -d /home/name username

Thanks!


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Have you considered SFTP? It’s pretty straight forward and A LOT more secure, than FTP. Check out <a href=“https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps”>How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS</a> and/or <a href=“https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-sftp-to-securely-transfer-files-with-a-remote-server”>How To Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files with a Remote Server</a>.