vsftpd ssl?

Knute Johnson ubuntu at knutejohnson.com
Fri Apr 6 13:38:04 UTC 2012

On 4/6/2012 1:20 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Knute Johnson wrote:
>> I'm running 11.10 server with vsftpd 2.3.2.  Does anybody know how to
>> set up SSL for vsftpd?  I put in the ssl_enable=YES but it won't
>> start after that.
> I can't remember off the top of my head, but is vsftpd actually
> starting? I recall its init script being a good deal more silent than
> would be useful. You should be able to see it listening on port 21:
> netstat -ntlp | grep vsftp
> Or at least see it in your processtree:
> ps aux | grpe vsftp
> My experience with FTP/SSL has lead me to always just suggest SSH or
> SCP to people, and there's rarely a reason to not. I've not yet come
> across a client that can do FTP/SSL but not SSH. I'll assume there's a
> reason you haven't, but just in case you're still wondering which to
> use I'll vote for SSH here :)
> I'll be near a vsftpd server in a little while, I'll have a look at the
> SSL on it then.

It starts but you are right that it is very quiet about it when it dies.

SSH is problematic because I use a key for login on SSH and the client 
won't handle that.



Knute Johnson

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