500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/v234567

I want to ftp a file from a Linux machine to my Windows machine.

I am using FileZilla to ftp the file from the Linux mahchine to Windows machine.

I am able to connect to the Linux server, it is able to authenticate the user/password supplied, but on connection it is not able to change to the home directory: /home/v234567 as it does not exist.

How can i overcome this error and transfer my file to Windows from Linux.

H:\>ftp dss.svr.us.abc.net
Connected to dss.svr.us.abc.net.
220 (vsFTPd 2.0.1)
User (dss.svr.us.abc.net:(none)): v234567
331 Please specify the password.
Password:
500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/v234567
500 OOPS: child died
Connection closed by remote host.
gram77Asked:
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi,
it just looks as if the home directory /home/v234567 configured on Linux for the user v234567 does not exist or is not accessible by that user.
wmp

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gram77Author Commented:
Is there any way where i can still ftp my file from linux to windows even tough the home directory for the user v234567 "/home/v234567"  does not exist.
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donciakasCommented:
could you show the contains of Your vsFTPd config file
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gram77Author Commented:
donciakas:
I do not use vsFTPd, I use FileZila for the download
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donciakasCommented:
i'm sorry, i thought You have access to linux machine
The one way to get Your files is if you know the dirrect place where they are, and if the server is configured to let access them.
You can try accessing files via web browser
ftp://user@ftp.address.com/folder/

And i would definitely could guess it is misconfiguration on home direcotries in vsFTPd service on linux machine
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Your Linux server runs vsftpd.
If you're actually not permitted to make (or initiate) changes at this server, you will not be able to use the account "v234567"
This is because vsftpd does not allow login for local users whose home directory does not exist.
Maybe your Linux server does allow for anonymous ftp?
Check this by trying the userids "ftp" or "anonymous" (empty or arbitrary password) and see how far you get.
wmp
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gram77Author Commented:
donciakas: "could you show the contains of Your vsFTPd config file"

How can i show contents of vsFTPd?
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donciakasCommented:
So, lets start from beginning.
1. Do you have access to administrate (root privileges) linux machine where the ftp server is (i mean the machine You connect to)?
a) If so - you could connect to that machine using ssh protocol (via putty) logging as root user (super user). Then edit the servers configuration file it would be correct (usually it is in /etc/vsftpd/ catalog on linux machine).
b) in other case when You don't have administrative rights to control linux - You should contact FTP server (linux machine) administrator informing him/them that they have something misconfigured in the vsFTPd server, and You cannot access Your files.

Good luck!
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gram77Author Commented:
1. I do not have admin privileges on the linux machine.
2. what change is required on the vsftpd.conf file.
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donciakasCommented:
At first linux administrator should check if there's a catalog /home/v234567 and check its permissions (is it readable/writable for Your user. The owner of this catalog should be user v234567).
How to correctly settup vsftpd: http://howto.gumph.org/content/setup-virtual-users-and-directories-in-vsftpd/

manual page for vsftpd - http://vsftpd.beasts.org/vsftpd_conf.html
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gram77Author Commented:
More detail required.
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