mount_smbfs & pure-ftpd problem

Adam Lofstedt adaml at
Wed Apr 9 10:10:38 PDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Carl Morley
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 4:32 AM
> To: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: mount_smbfs & pure-ftpd problem
> Hi,
> I have a pure-ftpd server running on a FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE 
> box.  I needed to offer a Windows 2000 share on another box, 
> to the internet.  Simple, I thought, I'll just mount_smbfs 
> the share from the pure-ftpd server, then make that directory 
> 'home' for external ftp users.
> This has not worked though.  I can 'put' files, but cannot 
> 'get' them. If I try a 'get', I receive '450 Error during 
> write to data connection' at the ftp client end, and 
> 'smb_maperror: Unmapped error 1:158' on the dmesg output at 
> the ftp server.
> Pure-ftpd works fine by itself, if the Win2K share is not 
> mounted.  And from the FTP box I can happily copy stuff to 
> and fro from the Win2K share via the mount_smbfs mounted point.
> But together they will not let me 'get'.  Any ideas?

Most likely it is permissions.  I had a similar problem, and the only
way out of it was to chmod the mount dir on the ftp server to 777.
Which is not really a good permanent solution...


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