[ubuntu-uk] uploading files ftp

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Mon Jan 1 13:12:20 GMT 2007

On Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:39:46 +0000
"Colin Humphrey" <c.humphrey_00 at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Soon figured that out. is this [if not what is] the right way to go
> about it?
> I appended the following in /etc/vsftpd.conf:
> anon_upload_enable=YES        mkdir /var/ftp/upload
>                                             chmod 777/var/ftp/upload

I'm fairly sure that's wrong. The commands to make the directory and
set the permissions are things that you only need to do once - it isn't
part of the FTP server config. Config files are generaly parsed by
the program they are for so you can't put arbitrary commands in
them - only what the program understands. Since the server isn't working
with that it is likely to be getting upset by things it doesn't
understand in the config file. There is probably more clues about this
in the vsftpd log file (probably in /var/log/)

You want to run the mkdir and chmod commands in a terminal (or do the
equivalent with a GUI file manager). 

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