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15.3. Files Installed with vsftpd
vsftpdRPM installs the daemon (
/usr/sbin/vsftpd), its configuration and related files, as well as FTP directories onto the system. The following is a list of the files and directories most often considered when configuring
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd— The initialization script (initscript) used by the
/sbin/servicecommand to start, stop, or reload
vsftpd. Refer to Section 15.4, “Starting and Stopping
vsftpd” for more information about using this script.
/etc/pam.d/vsftpd— The Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration file for
vsftpd. This file defines the requirements a user must meet to login to the FTP server. For more information, refer to Chapter 16, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf— The configuration file for
vsftpd. Refer to Section 15.5, “
vsftpdConfiguration Options” for a list of important options contained within this file.
/etc/vsftpd.ftpusers— A list of users not allowed to log into
vsftpd. By default, this list includes the
daemonusers, among others.
/etc/vsftpd.user_list— This file can be configured to either deny or allow access to the users listed, depending on whether the
userlist_denydirective is set to
/etc/vsftpd.user_listis used to grant access to users, the usernames listed must not appear in
/var/ftp/— The directory containing files served by
vsftpd. It also contains the
/var/ftp/pub/directory for anonymous users. Both directories are world-readable, but writable only by the root user.