550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

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john.deep
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550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by john.deep » 2018/02/01 12:59:46

Hi i need help with FXP protocol , i have a client , server and storage. im using protocol FXP to transfer files from storage to my server, orders will be from client this is the way FXP protocol works.

i'm getting an error in client when i want to transfer files , below log file from /var/log/vasftpd.log

Thu Feb 1 11:42:57 2018 [pid 15988] CONNECT: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81"
Thu Feb 1 11:42:57 2018 [pid 15988] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "220 (vsFTPd 3.0.3)"
Thu Feb 1 11:42:57 2018 [pid 15988] FTP command: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "USER admin"
Thu Feb 1 11:42:57 2018 [pid 15988] [admin] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "331 Please specify the password."
Thu Feb 1 11:42:57 2018 [pid 15988] [admin] FTP command: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "PASS <password>"
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15987] [admin] OK LOGIN: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81"
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "230 Login successful."
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP command: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "TYPE I"
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "200 Switching to Binary mode."
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP command: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "CWD /admin/"
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "550 Failed to change directory."
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP command: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "QUIT"
Thu Feb 1 13:42:57 2018 [pid 15989] [admin] FTP response: Client "::ffff:10.10.30.81", "221 Goodbye."

here is my vsftpd.conf file :

# Example config file /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
#
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
#
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# capabilities.
#
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# When SELinux is enforcing check for SE bool ftp_home_dir
local_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
write_enable=YES
#
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
local_umask=022
#
#
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# When SELinux is enforcing check for SE bool allow_ftpd_anon_write, allow_ftpd_full_access
#anon_upload_enable=YES
#
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
#
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
dirmessage_enable=YES
#
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
xferlog_enable=YES
#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
#
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever
#
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog
#
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format.
# Note that the default log file location is /var/log/xferlog in this case.
xferlog_std_format=NO
#
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
#idle_session_timeout=600
#
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
#data_connection_timeout=120
#
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure
#
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
#async_abor_enable=YES
#
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
#ascii_upload_enable=YES
#ascii_download_enable=YES
#
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
#
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
#deny_email_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd/banned_emails
#
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (Warning! chroot'ing can be very dangerous. If using chroot, make sure that
# the user does not have write access to the top level directory within the
# chroot)
#chroot_local_user=YES
#chroot_list_enable=YES
# (default follows)
#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd/chroot_list
#
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
#ls_recurse_enable=YES
#
# When "listen" directive is enabled, vsftpd runs in standalone mode and
# listens on IPv4 sockets. This directive cannot be used in conjunction
# with the listen_ipv6 directive.
listen=NO
#
# This directive enables listening on IPv6 sockets. By default, listening
# on the IPv6 "any" address (::) will accept connections from both IPv6
# and IPv4 clients. It is not necessary to listen on *both* IPv4 and IPv6
# sockets. If you want that (perhaps because you want to listen on specific
# addresses) then you must run two copies of vsftpd with two configuration
# files.
# Make sure, that one of the listen options is commented !!
listen_ipv6=YES
pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
tcp_wrappers=YES
pasv_enable=Yes
pasv_max_port=10100
pasv_min_port=65000
anonymous_enable=YES
anon_upload_enable=YES
anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
session_support=YES
ssl_enable=NO
allow_anon_ssl=NO
chroot_list_enable=NO
chroot_local_user=NO
allow_writeable_chroot=YES
login as: root
root@192.168.40.141's password:
Last login: Thu Feb 1 11:47:10 2018 from 192.168.40.198
[root@STORE ~]# cd /etc/vsftpd/
[root@STORE vsftpd]# vi vsftpd.conf
pasv_enable=Yes
pasv_max_port=10100
pasv_min_port=65000
anonymous_enable=YES
anon_upload_enable=YES
anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
session_support=YES
ssl_enable=NO
allow_anon_ssl=NO
chroot_list_enable=NO
chroot_local_user=NO
allow_writeable_chroot=YES
local_root=/exports/home/admin
force_anon_logins_ssl=NO
force_anon_data_ssl=NO
force_local_logins_ssl=NO
force_local_data_ssl=NO
pasv_promiscuous=YES
port_promiscuous=YES
connect_from_port_20=NO
pasv_min_port=49100
pasv_max_port=65535
log_ftp_protocol=YES

any help that would be great, thanks.

tunk
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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by tunk » 2018/02/01 13:39:13

I have no experience with vsftp, but you may want to if selinux is enabled, and if so, check if /admin has the correct rights.
And if you're really using CentOS 6.5, you may want to update.

john.deep
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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by john.deep » 2018/02/01 13:48:10

Thanks for reply, selinux is disabled the user admin has full permissions , please note that im using a storage with custom system installed so i cant upgrade the OS.

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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by Whoever » 2018/02/02 03:55:54

In your configuration, you have:

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local_root=/exports/home/admin
and you are trying to cd to /admin, which is either (not that familiar with this configuration parameter):

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/exports/home/admin/admin
[note the repetition of "/admin"]
or

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/admin
Do either of these directories exist? Your logs will almost certainly reveal the issue.

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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/02 07:30:27

And you really really need to run yum update to get up to date. CentOS 6.5 is 5 years old and is riddled with security problems. Update to 6.9 ASAP.
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by john.deep » 2018/02/02 16:21:05

i already test it with local_root=/admin same error 550 Failed to change directory.

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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by john.deep » 2018/02/02 16:22:56

i cant update the centos to 6.9 , because a custom system installed on it. but i dont think this error related to upgrade to a newer version of centos.

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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/02 16:29:40

I'm sorry but you really need to. It's not safe to not do so. If you doubt that, go read the upstream vendor errata pages and look at all the updates that have been released by them since 6.5 was released on 21 November 2013. That's over 4 years worth of security updates that are missing on there.

Would you run Windows XP without patching it since 2013?
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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by Whoever » 2018/02/03 04:46:12

john.deep wrote:i already test it with local_root=/admin same error 550 Failed to change directory.
Did you try

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local_root=/exports/home/

john.deep
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Re: 550 Failed to change directory vsftpd centos 6.5

Post by john.deep » 2018/02/03 16:12:05

Whoever wrote:
john.deep wrote:i already test it with local_root=/admin same error 550 Failed to change directory.
Did you try

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local_root=/exports/home/
Yes same issue :(
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