Question

Set up vsftpd but now I'm getting 550 Permission denied error

Posted July 19, 2013 120.9k views
Can anyone help me so I can use ftp to log into my virtual private server using filezilla.

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I found a solution on the net.

Here it is:

1. login as root (or sudo..) and do the following:

2. apt-get install python-software-properties

3. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefrontiergroup/vsftpd

4. sudo apt-get update

5. sudo apt-get install vsftpd

6. vi /etc/vsftpd.conf and add the following
allow_writeable_chroot=YES

7. sudo service vsftpd restart
How did you set it up?

Just follow this steps and you are good to go :)
Default linux ftp client doesn’t allow write [ mput will fail]
Be in superuser [su/sudo]
vi /etc/vsftpd.conf
uncomment follwing line
write_enable=YES
killall vsftpd
[ respawn again]
now you shouldn’t get access denied

IT’S WORK!!!

just turn off your ‘firewall’

I set it up per instructions.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-vsftpd-on-ubuntu-12-04
by Etel Sverdlov
Vsftpd is a fast and secure FTP server. Installing an FTP server can assist you with uploading files to your droplet. This tutorial describes how to install and set up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04.
When is it that you get the 550 permission denied error? Are you able to log in via FileZilla?
Yes I can log in. I'm still getting the same error even after reinstalling vsftpd. There's definately a permissions problem somewhere along the line but I don't know how to solve it.
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