FTP error.

Posted November 12, 2013 4.4k views
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 How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS and/or How To Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files with a Remote Server.
by Justin Ellingwood
SFTP is a secure way to transfer files between local and remote servers. Much more secure than FTP, this protocol uses an SSH tunnel to establish a connection and uses encryption to transfer files in an interactive session.