vsftpd RPM 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
— The initialization script
) used by the
command to start, stop, or reload
. Refer to Section 15.4, “Starting and Stopping
for more information about using this script.
— The Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration file for
. 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.ftpusers — A list of users not allowed to log into
vsftpd. By default, this list includes the
daemon users, 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_deny directive is set to
YES (default) or
/etc/vsftpd.user_list is 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.