Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62987
vsftpd error messages look really bad
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:26:45 EDT
Description of Problem:
Beta 4, no anonftp package installed:
[root@mule root]# rpm -qa | grep ftp
When I ftp to my machine anonymously, I see:
[root@mule root]# ncftp mule
NcFTP 3.1.3 (Mar 27, 2002) by Mike Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Connecting to 172.16.62.22...
ready, dude (vsFTPd 1.0.1: beat me, break me)
Unexpected response: OOPS: chdir
OOPS: child died
This looks downright terrible! Can we make vsftpd require anonftp, or if not at
least turn of anonftp functionality in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file?
I was thinking more about this bug, and I came to the conlusion that we should
either go one of two ways. One: disable anonymous ftping, and don't require the
anonftp package. Two: require the anonftp package, and leave the config as it
is to allow anonymous ftp logins. Straddling the fence as we are now, we are
forcing an error condition by allowing anonymouse ftp logins without the
required /var/ftp directory. (This same logic could be used by wu-ftpd, BTW).
Fixed in 1.0.1-5.