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

July 19, 2013 41.1k views
Can anyone help me so I can use ftp to log into my virtual private server using filezilla.
7 Answers
I set it up per instructions.
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.
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

7. sudo service vsftpd restart
  • I have the same problem, but I'm using CentOS 7. Do you have instructions for that?

    Thank you,

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