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Re: [SLE] vsftp: 550 failed to change directory on symlinks
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:46:43 -0800
  • Message-id: <200507262346.48329.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 26 July 2005 02:25 pm, bronto@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I use anonymous ftp to distribute installation files for a software
> program. The pub directory tree is set up by software version number,
> with a "current" folder containing symbolic links to files in other
> directories named for specific versions. Thus, the contents of
> "current" contain the most recent files (links) regardless of what
> version the actual files came from. When I release new files, I just
> symlink to the updated files.
> This worked great on my old server using ProFTP. Using vsFTP now,
> whenever I try to follow a link I get an error:
> vsftp 550 failed to change directory
> The links are linked to valid paths. In visual ftp clients, the links
> appear with folder icons.
> What's up here?

vsftp disallows following symlinks by default. See the docs
on how to change that.

John Andersen
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