- These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: 500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot().
- I’ll be working from a sxi.io Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
This error may occur when attempting to connect to a vsftpd FTP server that is configured to jail (prevent from accessing other directories) each FTP user. It is best practice to create Linux users specifically for FTP, that can’t login via SSH. For example, if you wanted to remove SSH access for testuser, then you’d use the following command: