VSFTP “500 OOPS: cannot change directory” refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()


Getting rid of “500 OOPS: cannot change directory” vsftpd error :

We usually get the “500 OOPS: cannot change directory” error while using the vsftp server. 

To avoid 500 writeable access error, add the following line of code at the end of the /etc/vsftpd.conf file.

Then Restart the vsftpd server.

Then try to connect to the FTP server again, It should work.


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