[~] # grep -i ^chroot_local_user=yes /etc/vsftpd.conf | tail -1 chroot_local_user=YES
... you maybe faced with the following problem:
500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot() Login failed.
This problem raised already in Bug #656900 and it was fixed by adjusting the documentation. Beside that there maybe configurations you want to relax such a strict check. Unfortunately this feature was implemented in version 3.0.0 which is not part of Debian wheezy:
- Add new config setting "allow_writeable_chroot" to help people in a bit of a spot with the v2.3.5 defensive change. Only applies to non-anonymous.
You can easily install the package by the following sniplet:
echo "deb http://ftp.cyconet.org/debian wheezy-updates main non-free contrib" >> \ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wheezy-updates.cyconet.list; \ aptitude update; aptitude install -t wheezy-updates debian-cyconet-archive-keyring vsftpd && \ echo "allow_writeable_chroot=YES" >> /etc/vsftpd.conf && /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
Updates, in case of bugfixes in Debian wheezy, should be also available through this distribution channel.