Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

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Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby Master78 » 2018/04/23 10:34:08

Hello,
i have configured VSFTPD in my server CentOs 7 but i have this error on service start:

systemctl status vsftpd.service -l
● vsftpd.service - Vsftpd ftp daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-04-23 12:30:10 CEST; 2min 0s ago
Process: 8029 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf (code=exited, status=2)
Main PID: 7111 (code=killed, signal=TERM)

Apr 23 12:30:10 server.com systemd[1]: Starting Vsftpd ftp daemon...
Apr 23 12:30:10 server.com systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=2
Apr 23 12:30:10 server.com systemd[1]: Failed to start Vsftpd ftp daemon.
Apr 23 12:30:10 server.com systemd[1]: Unit vsftpd.service entered failed state.
Apr 23 12:30:10 server.com systemd[1]: vsftpd.service failed.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby lightman47 » 2018/04/23 12:44:40

One of the quirks of vsftp is that if it doesn't run then it doesn't log! Did you remember to create the user with no privileges (as I recall it was ftpsecure or something like that)? Also, is it set to listen for either ipv4 or ipv6, but NOT BOTH? The comments in the conf file are informative.

Those are the two issues that come to mind. Otherwise, it just pretty much runs 'out of the box'.
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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby TrevorH » 2018/04/23 13:19:32

Anything in /var/log/vsftpd.log??
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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby Master78 » 2018/04/23 20:52:51

I no have a log file in /var/log/
how to create a user with no privilege?

this is my conf:

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# 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=YES
#
# 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

anonymous_enable=NO             # disable  anonymous login
local_enable=YES                # permit local logins
write_enable=YES                # enable FTP commands which change the filesystem
local_umask=022                 # value of umask for file creation for local users
dirmessage_enable=YES           # enable showing of messages when users first enter a new directory
xferlog_enable=YES              # a log file will be maintained detailing uploads and downloads
connect_from_port_20=YES        # use port 20 (ftp-data) on the server machine for PORT style connections
xferlog_std_format=YES          # keep standard log file format
listen=YES                      # prevent vsftpd from running in standalone mode
#listen_ipv6=YES                        # vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket instead of an IPv4 one
pam_service_name=vsftpd         # name of the PAM service vsftpd will use
userlist_enable=YES             # enable vsftpd to load a list of usernames
tcp_wrappers=YES                # turn on tcp wrappers
chroot_local_user=YES

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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby lightman47 » 2018/04/23 21:53:33

I no have a log file in /var/log/


You won't find one until vsftp actually RUNS; a major headache for new users!!!

how to create a user with no privilege?


{THIS is the actual reason why it won't start, I suspect:}

As ROOT I did this with:

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useradd ftpsecure


The user just needs to 'exist'

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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby Master78 » 2018/04/24 08:43:21

I have created a new user with password and the
/etc/vsftpd/chroot_list
where i have insered a new user but not function! :|
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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby TrevorH » 2018/04/24 08:46:58

# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
#nopriv_user=ftpsecure


I think the idea is that you create the user and use its name in that parameter so that it's the user that the daemon runs as.
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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby Master78 » 2018/04/24 08:53:50

Sorry,
where i need to insert the info?

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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby lightman47 » 2018/04/24 10:55:12

Just uncomment that line: "nopriv_user= ''. You don't need to add him anywhere.

I'd reboot after the user was created.

my conf file looks like:

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# 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).
#anonymous_enable=YES
anonymous_enable=NO
#
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
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.
#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
#
# The target log file can be vsftpd_log_file or xferlog_file.
# This depends on setting xferlog_std_format parameter
xferlog_enable=YES
#
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
connect_from_port_20=YES
#
# 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
#
# The name of log file when xferlog_enable=YES and xferlog_std_format=YES
# WARNING - changing this filename affects /etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log
#xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog
#
# Switches between logging into vsftpd_log_file and xferlog_file files.
# NO writes to vsftpd_log_file, YES to xferlog_file
xferlog_std_format=YES
#
# 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.
ftpd_banner=Welcome to somebody 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().
#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=YES
#
# This directive enables listening on IPv6 sockets. To listen on IPv4 and IPv6
# sockets, 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
dual_log_enable=YES
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Re: Error start VSFTPD on CentOs 7

Postby lightman47 » 2018/04/24 11:36:31

Going to throw this out there:

After the above, if it still doesn't start, check to see if both log files exist. I seem to remember having to touch one of them, as root, to create it before vsftpd would start.
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