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    Install vsftpd


    I recently installed vsftpd on a Centos 6.2 server.

    When attempting to access it via filezilla, I get 530 Permission denied.

    I've disabled the firewall and selinux.

    I've uncommented chroot_list_enable=YES in vsftpd.conf

    I've tried normal users and root. I've added the normal user to the ftp group

    What is a good approach to troubleshoot?

    Thank you
    Last edited by NotionCommotion; June 25th, 2012 at 10:19 AM.
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    Don't know what I did, but got it working. I really need to better understand Linux!
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    Still need of some help.

    The only way I can get vsftpd to work is disable the firewall.

    /etc/init.d/iptables stop
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    Rather than disable the firewall, have you checked iptables to see if port 22 (or whatever port you're using) is open ? You'll be looking for a line similar to:
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    -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
    Remember and restart iptables after any changes.
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    thanks, I'll give that a try.

    I am totally new to this, but found the following with appears to be good. If there is a better tutorial, please let me know.

    http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Network/IPTables
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    Fedora has a tool named setup you can run from a command line to run a network and firewall configuration setup tool.

    If your computer has a gui the gui firewall configuration is easier to use than directly manipulating iptables.
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