getting anonymous uploads through vsftp to work in ubuntu

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Thu Apr 9 19:37:36 UTC 2009

On Thu, 09 Apr 2009 19:58:48 +0200, Bram Kuijper wrote:

> Hi all, I am using Ubuntu Intrepid and I am trying to get anonymous ftp
> to work so that certain people can upload their stuff to my computer. I
> know this is a risk, but the computer will only be online for a short
> while. I use vsftp, with which it is possible to access the ftp server,
> but not to upload files.
> I use the following configuration file, which I put on pastebin:
> Then, as soon as I want to upload something to my anonymous ftp server,
> I get the message "server said: Could not create file.
> The attributes of my upload root directory for anonymous ftp users,
> /home/bram/Downloads are:
> drwxrwxr-x   8 1000    0  20K 2009-04-09 16:22 Downloads
I suppose the ones who should upload are "others" on your system (not the 
user, not in the group). For the directory Downloads other have no write 
permission. This dir should have drwxrwxrwx instead of the present 


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