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Error: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_cmd issue

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Solving the Error: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_cmd issue

This error may occur when attempting to connect to a VsFTPD FTP server. You simply need to add one line to the configuration file, which this article assumes is in the default location of /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: 500 OOPS: priv_sock_get_cmd.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

The Fix

Add this configuration edit to the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file using vim.

echo 'seccomp_sandbox=NO' >> /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

Be sure to restart vsftpd:

systemctl restart vsftpd

This error is likely caused by this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=845980. Turning off the Google Seccomp Sandbox for Linux fixes this issue.

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