Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

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sfrancis
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Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

Postby sfrancis » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:30 am

I'm attempting to set up FTP upload to my Ubuntu box. FTP is fully enabled and I can manually log in. When I use the FTP settings in the web page, I'm getting the error:

FTP server test failure, user read only right.

However when I look in the remote directory it has created two directories:
AMC000A6_C26925
FTP_TEST

I opened up permissions in these files in order to see if it made a difference but it has not, the error is still persisting on every test. Is this a bogus error message as obviously directories are able to be written.

kast
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Re: Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

Postby kast » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:10 pm

were you able to resolve this?

graves14
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Re: Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

Postby graves14 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:58 pm

I use the ftp option, and the test always fails for me. But the ftp upload works just fine. Seems like a false error.

enamtvedt
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Re: Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

Postby enamtvedt » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm

AMCREST FIX THIS! - You have failed us! This stuff has been around since the 70s... I want this fixed - or I want my money back! I've spent hours trying to solve this on multiple products from you.

Rhogue
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Re: Setting up FTP - FTP server test failure, user read only right

Postby Rhogue » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:16 am

The answer to this is actually quite simple, and you have 1 of 2 options;

1) Disable your firewall:

If you review Amcrest's YouTube video on the matter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf3spBtTImA), it's part of their method for setting up the FTP.

If you're like me; this is not an option.

2) The problem is the ports that the firewall is blocking, however with a passive FTP, it uses any number of ports (hence why Amcrest advised to simply disable it, as it's not static by default). I've read online someone talking about opening up ports 50000-55000 to help open up the "implicit" FTPS ports, which in my case worked partly (the images/video didn't fully transfer properly, being cut off and the video skipped seconds entirely from one frame to the next). After doing a bit more reading, I checked the settings within FileZilla myself, and noticed something really nice: passive mode settings.

Under this setting for the server you can assign what range of ports the FTPS should use, and hence all you have to do is open those ports (I've read that 50 ports are sufficient). So after you assign the range, open those ports in your firewall (along with 20-21 if you're using the default explicit port), and it should work perfectly without a hitch.


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