ftp error 500 OOPS: vsf_sysutil_recv_peek while connecting to vsftpd

by jagbir on September 11, 2008

Recently, after configuring the vsftpd server running in CentOS 5 in several small ec2 instances as per the earlier post , I was not able to connect to vsftpd in one server from my ftp client. It throws the error:

500 OOPS: vsf_sysutil_recv_peek

The solution for this problem is to load capability module:

$ modprobe capability

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  • rj

    Awesome. Saved me some trouble. Had this issue with vsftp on EC2.

  • Sasha

    Same issue, solution helps! Thanx!!

  • Jed

    Thanks for this!
    This solution also worked for the error:
    “OOPS: cap_set_proc”

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  • Brent

    Helped me with EC2 problem. Strange that it occurred after using EC2 instance for 2 yrs w/ no change.

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