I have a piece of a Java program that access the local FTP server (running on VSFTPD) which I use to upload and download files. I am planning this application to be remote-capable so that it can access a remote computer for file transfer. The following is what I have done so far.
- Installed VSFTPD using
sudo apt-get install vsftpd(I am running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS).
Added the configurations which looks like following. (I have taken out the comments to reduce the content)
listen=NO listen_ipv6=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES #local_umask=022 #anon_upload_enable=YES #anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES connect_from_port_20=YES #chown_uploads=YES #chown_username=whoever #xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log #xferlog_std_format=YES #idle_session_timeout=600 #data_connection_timeout=120 #nopriv_user=ftpsecure #async_abor_enable=YES #ascii_upload_enable=YES #ascii_download_enable=YES #ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service. #deny_email_enable=YES #banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails #chroot_local_user=YES #chroot_local_user=YES #chroot_list_enable=YES #chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list #ls_recurse_enable=YES secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd/empty pam_service_name=vsftpd # encrypted connections. rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key ssl_enable=NO #utf8_filesystem=YES local_root=/var/ftp/local_root
Created a separate user named
ftpuserand changed that user's home directory to
- Added the user to
The daemon is up and running and when I run the java snippet with the credentials of my currently logged-in account the file upload works damn smoothly. And the file is being uploaded to the current users home directory. (which is what it should be, with the current setting)
Now what I need to do is, run this snippet in the current user that I am logged in and log-into the FTP server as the
ftpuser, which is a user account available in the system but not currently logged in. TO do this, I have changed the snippets in the code snippet to
<password> and I get an error
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
What am I doing wrong? Have I messed up the configuration? Or is what I try to achieve even possible?