vsftpd 500 OOPS error

If your ftp client reports

500 OOPS: bad bool value in config file for: config_name_here

then that might mean that you have a “YES ” or “NO ” with a trailing space in your config file. Easy enough to fix. I got lucky and found it quickly. Just in case somebody needs to google for this.

One Response to “vsftpd 500 OOPS error”

  1. Joseph Says:

    trailing space or other whitespace usually because you edited the file in windows.
    run vsftpd.conf through strings to fix it:
    strings vsftdp.conf > vsftpd.new
    cp vsftpd.conf vsftpd.conf.todaysdate.bak
    mv vsftpd.new vsftpd.conf

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