How to Solve the VSFTPD 500 OOPS Error

September 15, 2020 Liquid Web

In this video, we demonstrate how to solve the error: 500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot().

Commands used:
usermod -s /sbin/nologin testuser
chmod a-w /home/testuser
systemctl restart vsftpd

echo 'allow_writeable_chroot=YES' >> /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
systemctl restart vsftpd

Video by: Justin Palmer

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