Vsftpd: not found: directory given in 'secure_chroot_dir':/usr/share/empty

Please help me with this error. I have tried all possible modifications in .conf file.
Below is my vsftpd_v1.conf file specifications:

Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf

The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file

loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.

Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.

READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.

Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd’s

capabilities.

Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).

anonymous_enable=NO

Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.

local_enable=YES

Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.

write_enable=YES

Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,

if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd’s)

local_umask=022

Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only

has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will

obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.

#anon_upload_enable=YES

Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create

new directories.

#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES

Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they

go into a certain directory.

dirmessage_enable=YES

Activate logging of uploads/downloads.

xferlog_enable=YES

Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).

connect_from_port_20=YES

If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by

a different user. Note! Using “root” for uploaded files is not

recommended!

#chown_uploads=YES
#chown_username=whoever

You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown

below.

#xferlog_file=/home/crio-user/workspace/vsftpd.log
vsftpd_log_file=/home/crio-user/workspace/vsftpd.log

If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format.

Note that the default log file location is /var/log/xferlog in this case.

xferlog_std_format=NO
syslog_enable=NO
log_ftp_protocol=YES

You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.

#idle_session_timeout=600

You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.

#data_connection_timeout=120

It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the

ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.

#nopriv_user=ftpsecure

Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not

recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,

however, may confuse older FTP clients.

#async_abor_enable=YES

By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore

the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII

mangling on files when in ASCII mode.

Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service

attack (DoS) via the command “SIZE /big/file” in ASCII mode. vsftpd

predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the

raw file.

ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.

#ascii_upload_enable=YES
#ascii_download_enable=YES

You may fully customise the login banner string:

#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.

You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently

useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.

#deny_email_enable=YES

(default follows)

#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd.banned_emails

You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home

directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of

users to NOT chroot().

(Warning! chroot’ing can be very dangerous. If using chroot, make sure that

the user does not have write access to the top level directory within the

chroot)

#chroot_local_user=YES
#chroot_list_enable=YES

(default follows)

#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list

You may activate the “-R” option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by

default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large

sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as “ncftp” and “mirror” assume

the presence of the “-R” option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

#ls_recurse_enable=YES

When “listen” directive is enabled, vsftpd runs in standalone mode and

listens on IPv4 sockets. This directive cannot be used in conjunction

with the listen_ipv6 directive.

listen=YES
listen_port=8081

This directive enables listening on IPv6 sockets. To listen on IPv4 and IPv6

sockets, you must run two copies of vsftpd with two configuration files.

Make sure, that one of the listen options is commented !!

#listen_ipv6=YES

Just create the empty directory that is specified in the error.

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Will the code “secure_chroot_dir=/usr/share/empty” work?

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I guess you need to create a new directory/folder named

empty

in /usr/share
"secure_chroot_dir=/usr/share/empty” will not do… :upside_down_face:

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@snehil7497 Please don’t post the entire config file.

I tried to create the directory but its showing permission denied

try with sudo, you need sudo access to create folder in /usr

use sudo mkdir empty to create empty directory

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just make that directory to resolve the issue.

The error occur because there is no dir called ‘empty’
so first create it : mkdir /usr/share/empty
you can also do:
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/empty
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