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hi

i have installed an ftp server on my linux debian machine , i can connect to it remotely and i can upload/download  files with success

when i open the the same ftp folder in my windows machine i have access to the folder but when i open the files i get "access denied"

the strange thing is that if i go into my linux machine and put a file in that folder i can open it from windows but if i do the same operation from the ftp i get "access denied"  

maybe its a something i didn't configured right in the vsftp.conf file....
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Hi

You say that you can open the file from windows? Are you using an ftp client to connect to it?
It sounds like you are using samba and ftp.

Permissions on unix depend on the user account used, and the umask setting for it.
The user account used in your vsftp config must have full write permissions on that folder.

look at the umask settings here: http://vsftpd.beasts.org/vsftpd_conf.html

a umask of 002 will give all files created by that user, rwxrwxr-x permissions. so other users not in that group can only read it.

If you are using samba and vsftpd, make sure both use the same user account to access the file.
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by:ywainberg
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can you be more specific ?
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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You didn't answer my question?

Are you using Samba to access the file from windows?
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yes
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Just configure Samba to use the same user account as vsftp.

In your smb.conf file, add the following under the file share that shares the file.
There should be a heading like [Share Name]

        force user = yourftpuser
        force group = yourftpgroup

Then restart samba.

I can not really help you until you give me more information.
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by:ywainberg
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it worked like a charm

thanks!
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