Can't login to vsftpd

Colin Paul Adams colin at
Sat Feb 23 18:47:27 UTC 2008

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Haney <mhaney at> writes:

    Mark> Colin Paul Adams wrote:
    >> Locally, I can login anonymously to my vsftpd service.
    >> But if I try to login from a KVM virtual machine running
    >> FreeBSD, I get permission denied.
    >> Why?  I can't find any log messages, nor any configuration
    >> options that suggest it shouldn't be allowed.
    >> Any clues?

    Mark> Are you trying to login anonymously from the VM?  Any other


    Mark> login type is managed by /etc/vsftpd/user_list and
    Mark> /etc/vsftpd/ftpusers.

    Mark> It may also be the conf file isn't setup to use network
    Mark> interfaces.

It is, as far as I can tell. 


And there is nothing in the tcp wrappers files, so all hosts should be allowed.

    Mark> Or maybe iptables?

No. My firewall is downstream on the router, so it doesn't get a

Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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