VSFTP on Ubuntu 12.04.4 error: 500 priv_sock_get_result
Posted on 2014-04-08
Here is all I did:
I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 in a VirtualBox. Network is bridged. Then I ran:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install vsftpd
Then I edited /etc/vsftpd.conf and uncommented local_enable=YES and write_enable=YES.
Saved the config.
sudo service vsftpd restart
sudo ufw disable (for good measure)
So then I go into Filezilla on the host machine and try to connect, but this is what I get:
Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.91:21...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220 (vsFTPd 2.3.5)
Command: USER jsmith99
Response: 331 Please specify the password.
Command: PASS *********
Response: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_result
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server
Any ideas on what the heck am I doing wrong? I'm pretty sure this has worked for me very easily in the past, although it's been a while. And I don't remember if I've done it in Virtualbox before.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
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