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500 OOPS: chroot

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Problem

vsftpd in user chroot mode. When logging in, you get:

500 OOPS: chroot

Solution

You have selinux enabled. In RedHat Enterprise 7.3, the selinux boolean ftp_home_dir was removed. So your choices are either:

  • disable selinux; or
  • grant ftpd full access to the system with
    # setsebool -P ftpd_full_access=1
Note that either solution opens you up to various kinds of hilarity.
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