"500 oops: cannot change directory"
Trying to ftp in to a Fedora Core 5 box using a local username. Password is accepted, but the connection is then closed with this error message.
This is because of SELinux's policies. To fix it, issue (as root):
setsebool -P ftp_home_dir=1
The -P flag ensures the value is saved after reboot.
keywords: Fedora Core 5 linux, vsftpd, SELinux, connection failure