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vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()

I have installed vsftpd on my Ubuntu 12.04 x32 I have set up vsftpd.conf and uncommented local_enable=YES and write_enable=YES and chroot_local_user=YES (both of them).

I had already installed apache server in /home/var/www/

so I did a chown root:root /var/www/

When I try to login with the root username and password to the ftp server. I get the error vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()


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I’v added allow_writeable_chroot=YES to the end of the vsftp.conf file, located on /etc/

Since you’re chrooted to /home/snitz, move /var/www/* to /home/snitz/www/* so that you can edit the files.

The Ubuntu Server Guide suggests:<br /> <br><h3>Sharing Write Permission</h3> <br><blockquote>For more than one user to be able to write to the same directory it will be necessary to grant write permission to a group they share in common. The following example grants shared write permission to <b>/var/www</b> to the group <b>webmasters</b>.</blockquote> <br><pre>sudo chgrp -R webmasters /var/www <br>sudo find /var/www -type d -exec chmod g=rwxs “{}” ; <br>sudo find /var/www -type f -exec chmod g=rws “{}” ;</pre> <br><i>See</i> <a href=“https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/httpd.html”>HTTPD - Apache2 Web Server</a>.