vsftpd problem

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Thu Apr 27 07:52:35 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 22:56 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
> I tried to ftp into my new FC5 box for the first time today and 
> discovered that there was an selinux problem and the login was 
> denied.  I changed the ftp_home_dir boolean to on and now it works.  
> Is that the right thing to do?

Yes. The default policy doesn't allow home directory access to ftp
daemons because it's not always needed (and of course the password is
sent in plain text over the network in ftp so many people don't allow
non-anonymous ftp logins).


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