[CentOS] vsftpd: transfer of files fails

Sun Apr 2 21:01:16 UTC 2006
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

I'm now almost sure that this is a bug in vsftpd 2.0.2 or at least the 
CentOS package of it. I had misinterpreted the xferlog first, it was only 
one account that couldn't transfer files. After a lot of trying and 
renaming it turns out that *any* user (I didn't try with root and similar, 
though, but with ordinary users I can throw away) who's primary group id 
is 10174 (group name doesn't matter) cannot transfer files via FTP. The 
transfer fails as described earlier.
I didn't try with a different ftpd and I don't have another CentOS system 
at the moment where I could double-check it. But I have done everything 
else I could imagine to rule out other causes. I also uninstalled and 
reinstalled the vsftpd rpm with yum.
Would anyone here like to review this finding?
Or knows a different cause of this problem than vsftpd?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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