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FTP permission change problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jeroman8, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. jeroman8

    jeroman8 Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2003
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    Me and our clients have the problems trying to change permissions to 444 on files and 555 on folders via FTP program. I tested it myself on 2 diff accounts on different servers and with 2 different FTP clients.
    No error message - looks like it's fine but it just don't change it.

    I can however change it via cpanel -> Filemanager without any issues !

    Owner of the files is the user:user
    public_html is owned bu user:nobody and has 750 settings.

    I tested changing this to user:user and 755 instead but it did not help.

    I can change to 555/444 via shell access for user login (and offcourse as root).
    I can also change it via cpanel - Filemanager.

    But not via FTP client !
    Any ideas ?

    Regards Jerry
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    This is due to the following Pure-FTPD configuration option:


    When this option is enabled, it prevents changing the permissions of files that could result in problems for the user. You can disable this option by editing the following file:

    Adjust the file so the option reads as:

    CustomerProof no
    Then, simply restart the Pure-FTPD service.

    Thank you.
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